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Alstom have launched Attractis at UITP 2015, in Milan. Attractis is an innovative integrated tramway system for growing cities that is simpler to operate and more cost-effective. Due to optimised project management and construction methods, Attractis is available 30 months after the design phase. Designed to optimise acquisition costs and the total cost of ownership, Attractis can offer up to 20% savings in the investment compared to a traditional tramway system.
Attractis is a concentrate of Alstoms proven know-how and expertise designed for growing cities with high population density not yet equipped with a tramway system. It includes Alstoms Citadis tram and all associated infrastructure: the track, power supply, passenger stations, communication and information system, line operation supervision and control systems, ticketing, and maintenance.
Attractis allows cities, especially those experiencing rapid growth, to acquire a tramway system enabling them to rapidly reduce congestion and pollution, while offering city-dwellers a clean, safe and comfortable mode of transport, declared Eric Marie, Vice President for systems at Alstom Transport.
Attractis is able to carry from 4,000 to 14,000 passengers per hour and per direction, Attractise can be easily adjusted for the level of ridership. The footprint of a two-way Attractis line is comparable to that of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Should ridership increase, the capacity of Attractis can easily be adapted using the same dedicated lane, whereas the footprint of a BRT lane needs to be doubled.
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