Lyon orders new Citadis trams

Alstom and Syndicat des Transports de l’Agglomération Lyonnaise (SYTRAL) signed a framework contract for the supply of 43-metre-long Citadis trams, with a first firm order for 11 trams, valuated at EUR 40 million. The first tram will be delivered at the end of 2019 and will be deployed on line T4 of the Lyon agglomeration’s tramway network.
The design of these new trams will be identical to the 92 trams currently running on the Lyon network, while benefiting from a return-on-experience of 17 years of operation of the Citadis range.
The new Citadis trams will be able to accommodate up to 300 passengers each, the equivalent of more than 3 buses. Citadis offers optimum onboard journey quality with a fully low floor, air conditioning, a video surveillance system and audio-visual information. Citadis is up to 98% recyclable, thus helping to preserve the environment.
The front end has been entirely redesigned to conform to the new STRMTG guidelines introduced in 2016. The challenge was to improve visibility and comfort for the driver, while preserving the spirit of the Lyon tram’s original design (the nose in the shape of a silkworm).

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