Alstom to supply 10 extra Citadis trams for Strasbourg

alstom_strasbourg_tramAlstom is to supply 10 additional Citadis trams to the Strasbourg transport company CTS (Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois)  for an amount of EUR 28 million as part of a framework agreement signed in November 2014.
The first binding part of this agreement covered the supply of 12 Citadis trams, due to enter commercial service at the end of April 2017.
These trams are intended for the extension of lines A (being extended from 13 km to 14.7 km) and D (being extended from 8.7 km to 12.6 km) and will serve the city centre of Illkirch-Graffenstaden.
They will also run on the cross-border line linking the centre of Strasbourg to Kehl in Germany, being the first trams in France to cross a border. The first technical and gauge tests concerning circulation on the German portion of line D start on 3 February with the new Citadis trams. Alstom is also responsible for the design and installation of the overhead contact line for the line D extension towards Kehl, as well as the laying of 300 metres of track on the Rhine Bridge.
The Citadis trams of Strasbourg will be the first approved by German Federal BoStrab regulations covering the manufacture and operation of trams in Germany. The trams will be 45 metres long with a capacity for 288 passengers. They will be fitted with LED lighting and full glass doors, enhancing passengers’ sense of comfort and security. To conform to the PRM (People with Reduced Mobility) decree, the trams are fitted with accessible buttons for opening doors, wider seats and zones reserved for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

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