Alstom Citadis Tram Technology Debuts in China
Image Courtesy of Alstom Transport and SATCO
Shanghai Alstom Transport Co. (SATCO) – a joint venture between Alstom and Shanghai Rail Traffic Equipment Development Co., Ltd. (SRTED) – has been awarded a contract worth 72 million by Shanghai Songjiang Tramway Investment and Operation Co. Ltd to provide 30 Citadis trams for the first two tramway lines of Songjiang, a suburban district of China. This is the first tramway project to use Alstom Citadis technology in China.
Alstom Citadis Trams
The Songjiang district plans to build six tramway lines by 2020. The 30 Citadis trams will run on the two first lines, T1 and T2. The lines will cover 31 kilometres and include 42 stations. The two lines are expected to be in operation by 2017 and transport 173,000 passengers a day.
Alstom and its partner are pleased to have been selected by Shanghai district for the supply of Citadis trams which will contribute to enhance the city transport services and energize urban life, while contributing to the protection of the environment. Alstom will contribute to this ambitious tramway development plan with its worldwide experience and expertise in tram technology, said Fang Ling, Managing Director of Alstom Transport China.
SATCO will benefit from the Alstoms Citadis tramway technology to better address Chinese needs in terms of urban transport. For this particular project, SATCO will manufacture the Citadis trams and Alstom will supply the traction systems, bogies and the Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS).