The President of Île-de-France Mobilités, Christian Favier, and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, presented in Orly the first Alstom’s Citadis tram for the Tram T9 line.
The new Citadis trams will enter into operation in December 2020, on the Tram T9 line, which connects Porte de Choisy to the town of Orly. Delivery of the trams by Alstom began in November 2019 and will be completed in October 2020.
The 45-metres-long Citadis X05 tram for line T9 has a capacity for up to 314 passengers. The tram has 8 double doors per side as well as enlarged, well-lit interior circulation that facilitates movement and increases the passenger exchange rate by 20%. It features 45% glass surfaces, 100% LED lighting, 8 extra-wide multimedia screens for the dynamic route map, USB sockets and bench seats. The new tram’s design is based on signature lighting throughout the entire vehicle, both inside and out, notably for better visualisation of the opening and closing of the doors.
Special attention has been paid to the design of this new tram, created in partnership between Alstom’s Design&Styling teams and the agency Design Saguez & Partners.
The tram is also energy efficient thanks to improved energy consumption linked to the traction and auxiliaries, with 100% lighting and air conditioning offering respectively -25% and -15% of energy consumption. The overall cost of preventive maintenance has been reduced by 18%, and the materials are 99% recoverable.
In November 2016, Île-de-France Mobilités awarded Alstom the contract for the supply of 22 Citadis X05 trams for T9 tram line. the EUR 74.75 million contract is fully funded by the Île-de-France Mobilités.