France: Alstom Supply Citadis Trams to Bordeaux Metropole

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Alstom Supply Citadis Trams to Bordeaux Metropole

Alstom has won a 28million contract to deliver an additional 10 Citadis trams to the Bordeaux Metropole . This order is an addition to the 115 Citadis trams already supplied to the network since 2000, making Bordeaux the owner of one of the largest tram fleets in France.

The new tramsets will begin running passenger services in 2018. Identical to their predecessors, the 44m long trams have a capacity of more than 300 passengers and are fitted with APS systems. They are low floored to allow for inclusive access, air conditioned, feature audio and visual information systems and all have a video surveillance system. They are also 98% recyclable.

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

“This new order confirms the trust placed by the Bordeaux Metropole in Alstoms Citadis. These ten new tramsets will be designed and produced in France to very high standards of quality and respect for deadlines.”

The trams will be manufactured at Alstoms facilities in France; La Rochelle will design and assemble the trams themselves, Ornans will construct the motors, Le Creusot the bogies, Tarbes the traction equipment, Villeurbanne the on-board electronics and Saint-Ouen will deliver the design.

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