ALTRAC Consortium and Alstom Transforms Sydney’s Tramway
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ALTRAC Consortium, a partner of Alstom, has announced that it is has started work on the Sydney tramway line, which was awarded on 17th December 2014. The contract has been secured via a public-private partnership (PPP). The tramline is planned to be commercially used in early 2019.
The new line will be 12km long, of which Alstom is responsible for the integrated tramway system which includes the design, delivery and commissioning of 30 coupled Citadis X05 trams, power supply equipment, including APS over two kilometres, signalling systems, the energy recovery system HESOP, depot equipment and maintenance.
ALTRAC Consortium to Maintain Existing Line
ALTRAC consortium will also take over the operations and full maintenance of the existing Inter West Light Rail (IWLR) system which includes 12 trams and connects Sydney’s inner west with Pyrmont, Darling Harbour and the southern CBD.
Alstom is very committed to Sydneys transport network and is pleased to bring with Citadis X05 a new passenger experience, high capacity, sustainable, full fluidity and optimum system services. Sydney will benefit from Alstoms worldwide experience and latest evolution of its tram range, said Dominique Pouliquen, Senior Vice President of Alstom Transport Asia Pacific. This project will transform Sydney and provide a step change in the citys public transport capability and reliability while protecting the aesthetic appeal of the Central Business District.