Alstom’s Citadis Spirit life-sized mock-up has been unveiled by the City of Ottawa and OC Transpo (Canada). Alstom is supplying 34 Citadis Spirit vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group that was selected to design, build, finance, and maintain phase 1 of the O-Train Confederation Line. This first phase comprises thirteen stations along a 12.5-kilometre route, with 10 kilometres running at ground level and 2.5 kilometres underground. The O-Train Confederation Line is expected to begin full revenue service in spring 2018.
The City of Ottawa is the first city in North America to choose Alstom’s Citadis Spirit as its light rail vehicle. The Citadis Spirit is based on Alstom’s Citadis range of tramways.