Alstom’s Citadis X05 tram entered commercial operation on Caen la Mer three new tram lines. The President of the Urban Community of Caen la Mer, Joël Bruneau, and Rodolphe Thomas, First Vice-President of Caen la Mer, in charge of transport, officially inaugurated the tram services.
“Just one year after the first tram was presented at the La Rochelle site, it is with great pride that Alstom and its teams take part in this inauguration. Thanks to their reliability, availability and ease of maintenance, we have total confidence in the ability of the 26 Citadis trams to meet the growing mobility requirements of the inhabitants of the Urban Community of Caen la Mer,” says Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Senior Vice President France at Alstom.
The 33-m Citadis X05 LRV for Caen la Mer has a capacity of more than 210 passengers. It has 6 extra-wide passenger information screens, large windows covering 45% of the vehicle and will offer USB charging sockets, a first in France. In addition, the Citadis X05 for the Urban Community of Caen la Mer can climb slopes with gradients of up to 8% and has standardised, proven and more accessible components.
The tram features 100% LED lighting and optimised air conditioning. It is particularly energy efficient and 95% recyclable.
Eight of Alstom’s sites designed and manufactured the Citadis trams for the Urban Community of Caen la Mer.
In 2016, under a EUR 52 million contract, the city ordered 23 trams from Alstom, which are replacing the existing vehicles.