Lille picks Alstom as preferred bidder for Metro project

Alstom has been selected as preferred bidder by Lille Métropole to modernise Line 1 of the city’s metro.

With a value of more than €250m, the project provides for the supply of an integrated system that includes an automatic driver system and 27 rubber-tyred metro trainsets in order to address the expected increase in traffic over the next few years.

The project is expected to start mid-2012 for completion in 2017.