Alstom to supply five extra Citadis trams to Bordeaux Métropole
Alstom will supply 5 new Citadis trams to Bordeaux Métropole, completing the existing fleet of 100 trams already in circulation on the 79 km of track which makes up the network. With a total of 105 trams ordered since the year 2000, Bordeaux will own one of the largest tram fleets in France.
These new Citadis trams, identical to the previous ones, will be equipped with the APS1. 44 metres long, they will be able to accommodate between 220 and 300 passengers each, the equivalent of over 3 buses. The Citadis trams will offer optimal on board journey quality, with a fully low floor, air conditioning, a video surveillance system, and audio and visual information. Up to 98% recyclable, Citadis contributes to the preservation of the environment.
«This new order is undeniable proof of the confidence placed in Alstoms Citadis by our historic customer. These 5 new trams will be designed and produced in France to high levels of quality and respect for deadlines », says Ana Giros, Senior Vice-President Alstom Transport France.
The trams will be produced at Alstoms sites in France: at La Rochelle for the design and assembly, Ornans for the motors, Le Creusot for the bogies, Tarbes for the drive train equipment and Villeurbanne for the on board electronics.
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