by Keri Allan
20 Oct 2021
Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP have ordered 37 Alstom Citadis X05 trams for the Ile-de-France T1-Line.
The order, worth approximately 130 million euros (151.54m USD), is to replace the current tram fleet. An optional further order for 83 trams is also planned for the line’s extension.
At 33 metres long and 2.4m wide the new trams can accommodate 15% more passengers than those currently in operation.
They will offer improved accessibility, with six double doors of 1.3m per side, including doors at the end of the trams.
The addition of a swivelling bogie profile under the cabin will minimise the space between the doors and the platforms, improving accessibility for people with reduced mobility.
While providing more services such as air conditioning and dynamic passenger information, the new trams will also reduce energy use by a minimum of 30 percent compared to the current trams.
This is thanks to a reduction in mass, new, efficient motorisation and climate management and full LED lighting.
The manufacture of the trams’ components will take place across six French Alstom sites: La Rochelle, Le Creusot, Ornans, Villeurbanne, Aix-en-Provence, and Saint-Ouen.
“Alstom teams in France are very proud to supply the new trams for the T1-Line and to participate in the renewal of this emblematic line in the Paris region. These new Citadis X05 trams will contribute to the beautification of the cities they will serve.
“They will also provide a greater level of comfort and services for passengers. We would like to thank Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP for their renewed confidence in our latest generation tramway solutions.”
Maintenance requirements have already been taken into account with a reduced number of spare parts references and improved accessibility of components.
Sensors will also be distributed throughout the trams to enable real-time monitoring of equipment. This will make it possible to anticipate and minimise periods of downtime through predictive maintenance.
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