Alstom is to supply 10 extra Citadis trams to the Bordeaux Metropole for a total amount of 28 million euros, supplementing the fleet of trams already in circulation on the 79 kilometres of track that make up the network. Bordeaux has ordered 115 Citadis since the year 2000 and owns one of the largest tram fleets in France.
The new Citadis tramsets will enter service in 2018. They are identical to the previous ones and are equipped with the APS system. 44 metres long, they can accommodate more than 300 passengers each, equivalent to over 3 buses. Citadis offers optimal on-board journey quality with a fully low floor, air conditioning, a video surveillance system and audio and visual information. Up to 98% recyclable, Citadis helps to preserve the environment.
"This new order confirms the trust placed by the Bordeaux Metropole in Alstom’s Citadis. These ten new tramsets will be designed and produced in France to very high standards of quality and respect for deadlines," says Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Senior Vice President, Alstom France.
The trams will be produced in Alstom’s manufacturing sites in France: La Rochelle for the design and assembly, Ornans for the motors, Le Creusot for the bogies, Tarbes for the traction equipment, Villeurbanne for the on-board electronics and Saint-Ouen for the design.
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport had sales of €6.2 billion and booked €10 billion of orders in the fiscal year 2014/15. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,000 people