Alstom has delivered the first Citadis X05 tram for Grand Avignon, after a three-day journey from La Rochelle, where the design and development of the trams is carried out. In total, Alstom will supply 14 trams to the agglomeration community of Grand Avignon, scheduled to enter commercial service in summer 2019.
The 24-meter tram equipped with four double doors on each side has a capacity of 140 passengers. It is fitted with LED lights with diffusers for soft, homogenous lighting and large glass surfaces covering 40% of the tram.
Citadis X05 has standardised, proven, more accessible components, providing residents of the Avignon area with reliable, readily available material. Citadis X05 is particularly energy efficient and up to 98% recyclable.
Seven of Alstom’s twelve sites in France are involved in the design and manufacture of the tram for Grand Avignon. La Rochelle is involved in the design and assembly of the trams, Ornans is responsible for the engines, Le Creusot – for the bogies, Tarbes for the traction drives, Valenciennes – for the control system and interior layout, Saint-Ouen, for the design and Villeurbanne for the onboard electronic systems.