Bordeaux buys additional Citadis trams

Alstom will supply 10 additional Citadis trams to Bordeaux Metropole with a total value of EUR 30 million as part of the optional order for the Bordeaux Phase III project, which was notified in August 2011.
26 trams, representing the firm order, entered circulation in 2013 and 2014. 15 trams are currently being manufactured as part of the optional order at the Alstom site in La Rochelle.
These new 44-metre-long trams are identical to those of the previous orders and are intended to reinforce the multi-line transport offer of the city of Bordeaux from 2019. They will be designed and manufactured in line with the 15 trams currently being produced at the site of La Rochelle. Once this order has been delivered, the tram fleet in circulation on the 77 kilometres of track on the network will consist of 125 Citadis in total. Bordeaux Metropole therefore has one of the largest tram fleets in France, with its first order dating back to 2000.
All the Citadis trams (33 and 44 metres) of Bordeaux Metropole are equipped with the APS ground-level power supply system. They can accommodate between 218 and 300 passengers each, the equivalent of more than 3 buses. Citadis trams offer optimal on-board travel quality with a fully low floor, air conditioning, a video surveillance system and audio-visual information. Up to 98% recyclable, Citadis helps preserve the environment.

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