Alstom will supply Bordeaux Metropole 5 additional Citadis trams, under a EUR 14 million contract, in addition to 25 trams currently being built at Alstom’s site in La Rochelle.
These new trams, 44 metres long, 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 can accommodate between 218 and 300 passengers each, the equivalent of more than 3 buses. Alstom’s Citadis trams offer optimal on-board journey quality with a fully low floor, air conditioning, a video monitoring system and audio-visual information. Up to 98% recyclable, Citadis trams help to preserve the environment.
All the Citadis trams (33 and 44 metres) for Bordeaux are equipped with the innovative ground-level power supply system APS. Bordeaux Metropole was the first customer to rely on Alstom’s new power supply solutions, which represent an alternative to conventional catenary power supply. With 130 Citadis, Bordeaux Metropole will have one of the largest tram fleets in France, ordered in four tranches since the year 2000.
Since its entry into service in 2003, the Bordeaux tramway system transports almost 280,000 passengers every day on its three lines. With Phase III adopted in 2009, the network will consist of 4 lines (line D is scheduled to open in 2019), representing a cumulative total length of 79 km.