Alstom says wins $2 billion U.S. train deal

The logo of Alstom Group is seen at the company's headquarters after a news conference to present the company's full year to end-March 2015/16 annual results in Saint-Ouen, near Paris, France

PARIS (Reuters) – French transport group Alstom <ALSO.PA> said on Friday it had signed a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion) deal to design and build 28 new high-speed trains for U.S. rail operator Amtrak.

Under the deal, Alstom said it would also provide long-term technical support and spare parts.

The trains will run on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston and Washington D.C, the statement said.

(Reporting by Ingrid Melander)