Alstom Unveils New Tram Designs for Québec City Tramway

The City of Québec and Alstom have unveiled designs of the proposed new trains for the Québec City Tramway.

The three presented versions are each variations of Alstom’s Citadis Spirit vehicle and are inspired by the unique characteristics of Quebec City.

The three designs are named Boréal, Harfang and Citadelle
The three designs are named Boréal, Harfang and Citadelle

Citizens will be able to participate in the selection of the final design with a vote in 2024.

Mr. Bruno Marchand, Mayor of Québec said:

“Today, we are asking the citizens of Quebec to vote on the design of what will bring our mobility into modernity. The three models presented today will certainly be able to integrate into the urban fabric that we will redefine with the arrival of the tramway. We are happy to be able to mark another step towards the success of this essential structuring project for our mobility.”

In April 2023, the City of Québec contracted Alstom to supply the tramway rolling stock.

The contract includes the design, supply and maintenance of 34 tram sets, as well as an option to acquire up to five additional sets.

Each tramset will consist of four cars and seven pairs of doors, accommodating up to 272 passengers, with 88 seated.

Mathieu Ducharme, Director, Key Accounts for Alstom in Canada said:

“We are happy and proud to present the first three sketches of the Quebec tramway. This state-of-the-art train is proven, safe and adapted for Quebec, both to meet its mobility ambitions, to circulate in its four-season environment and to reflect its unique identity in America.”

The Québec tramway will be electrically powered and designed for Québec winters.

Alstom expects assembly of these vehicles to begin in the second half of 2025 at its La Pocatière facilities.

The first trainsets will then be delivered to the city in 2027 to operate on a new 19.3-kilometre route from Cap-Rouge to D’Estimauville.

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