Alstom Delivers First Citadis Tram to Ecuador

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Back in 2013, the CITA Cuenca consortium ordered 14 Citadis trams from Alstom Transport for the city of Cuenca. The first of these trams have been delivered to Ecuador. The tram delivery is part of an integrated tramway system that Alstom is supplying.

Alstom Citadis Trams in Ecuador

The tramway line is 20km long and includes 27 stations. The line is expected to be open in 2016. Alstom will also be integrating their APS technology to a catenary-free section of the tramway. This will be the first catenary-free tramway system in the American continent.

The Citadis trams in Cuenca, are 33 metres long and can transport 300 passengers. The trams are suitable for passengers with reduced mobility, with low floors and wide doors.

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