Alstom to Supply 49 Citadis Trams to Nantes

Alstom has won a contract worth almost 2oo million euros to supply 49 Citadis trams to Nantes Métropole.

The Citadis trams have standardised components with improved accessibility and will give the city’s residents a reliable option for getting around. Alstom has designed them to be highly energy efficient and they are also more than 99 percent recyclable.

Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Senior Vice President, Alstom France, said:

“The city of Nantes, which initiated the renewal of the modern tram in the 1980s, has made its mark on the history of urban transport in France. We are extremely proud that the city of Nantes has once again trusted us to equip its network with our state-of-the-art Citadis trams.”

Alstom has a total of 13 sites in France and seven of them will be involved in this contract:

  • La Rochelle (design, assembly, and logistical support)
  • Le Creusot (bogies)
  • Ornans (traction motors)
  • Valenciennes (interior layout)
  • Aix-en-Provence (protection and driver assistance system)
  • Saint-Ouen (after-sales service)
  • Villeurbanne (on-board electronic systems)

23 French cities operate Alstom Citadis trams to date.

The Nantes tramway currently has three different types of trams on its network: the Alstom TFS, which this current order will replace, the Adtranz (now Bombardier) Incentro, and the CAF Urbos 3.

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