Strasbourg is to get a further 17 Alstom Citadis trams in a contract worth 52 million euros (58 million USD).
Between 2003 and 2019 Alstom already delivered 63 trams to the Strasbourg Transport Company (CTS) and the Eurometropole of Strasbourg. This new order will complete that fleet.
The new 17 Citadis trams will provide additional rolling stock for the existing lines in the city, including Line D, which is a cross-border line also serving Kehl in Germany. The Citadis tramway in Strasbourg is the first cross-border tramway in France. It has BOStrab approval, the German federal decree regulating the construction and operation of trams in Germany.
“With this new order, CTS is the French customer that will own one of the largest Citadis tram fleets with a total of 80 trainsets ordered. We are very proud to be continuing this partnership initiated in 2003, proving that the Citadis range meets the evolving needs of our customers.”
Each Citadis tram will measure 45m in length, with a capacity of 288 passengers. They will feature LED lighting along with all-glass doors. To ensure PRM compliance, the trams will all have accessible double doors, wider seats and areas reserved for wheelchair users and buggies.
The majority of the design and manufacture will take place at Alstom sites in France. However, Alstom will manufacture the bogies located under the driver cabins at its site in Salzgitter, Germany.
In 2003 CTS placed an initial order for 41 Citadis trams. In October 2014 the two parties signed a framework agreement for 50 Citadis trams, at which point CTS also ordered 12 units. In March 2016 then CTS took advantage of a further option in this framework agreement and ordered 10 more Citadis trams.
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