SNCF Intercités is to lease ten Akiem BB 75000 locomotives for use on overnight trains. On non-electrified lines they will replace the older BB 67400 series locomotives. The Primas will mainly see service on the relations Paris Austerlitz - Briançon and Paris Austerlitz - Rodez/Albi.
The BB 75000 units involved will receive equipment that allows the train driver and the conductor to communicate, as well as a new livery. Also, a new sub series is created for these ten locos: BB 75300.
MLD: The numbers of the locomotives involved are still unknown to us for now.
(Today's Railways Europe)