Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP awarded Alstom a EUR 130 million contract for the supply of 37 Citadis X05 tramways for the T1-Line to replace the existing fleet.
The contract includes an option for 83 additional trams to reinforce the transport offer and meet the needs related to the extension of the line.
With a length of 33 metres and a width of 2.40 metres, the new trams will be able to accommodate 15% more passengers than the current vehicles.
They will be equipped with six double doors of 1.30 metres per side, including doors at the end of the trams, to make it easier for passengers to get on and off.
The new trains will also be 100% accessible to all passengers. A new swivelling bogie profile under the cabin will minimise the space between the doors and the platforms and will improve accessibility for people with reduced mobility at all stations, particularly at the end.
To improve passenger comfort, the Citadis X05 tramways will be air-conditioned and equipped with an efficient passenger information system with 18 screens spread throughout the vechile, which represents a level of passenger information never achieved before on a tramway.
The dynamic information system will be complemented by interior and exterior lighting and audio information. With 40 USB sockets, the trams will also offer the possibility of recharging mobile devices. A video-protection system will ensure the safety of passengers.
The new vehicles are designed to reduce energy consumption by at least 30% compared to current tram fleet, thanks to a reduction in mass, a new motorisation with better efficiency, efficient management of climatic comfort and a 100%-LED lighting. These trams are eco-designed, 95% recyclable and 99% recyclable.
The innovations of the Citadis X05 trams for the T1-Line will also benefit the operator in regards to maintenance.
Maintenance requirements have already been considered with a reduced number of spare parts references, improved accessibility of components, as well as sensors distributed throughout the tram to allow real-time diagnosis of the equipment, making it possible to anticipate and optimise periods of downtime and offer optimum availability.
The T1-Line offers transport connection between the Quatre-Routes crossroads in Asnières-sur-Seine and the Noisy-le-Sec station.