Alstom to supply trams for line extension in Strasbourg

Alstom has been awarded 100 million Euros by Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois, the public-transport operator of Strasbourg, France, to supply 35 CITADIS trams.

The Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS), the public-transport operator of Strasbourg, France, has awarded Alstom a contract worth about 100 million Euros for the supply of 35 CITADIS trams.

The contract, which will increase Strasbourg’s public transport facilities by 60%, includes an option for up to 12 additional trams, an option for spare parts management and an option for rolling-stock maintenance.

These trams are part of the CITADIS range and have been adapted to the specific requirements of the Strasbourg environment. The trams are 2.4 metres wide and can carry 288 passengers and will serve the entire tramway network of the Strasbourg area.

Alstom will build the trams at its plants in France, in particular La Rochelle and Reichshoffen and the first deliveries are scheduled for mid 2005.

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