Made for Orleans

The French urban area of Orléans-Val-de-Loire has awarded Alstom a €108m contract to provide its second tram line.

The deal comprises the design and manufacture of the entire transport system, including 27 Citadis train sets, the tracks, the signalling system and Alstom’s APS ground level power supply.

This second tram line will connect the Orléans urban area from west to east, from the area of La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin to the town of Saint-Jean de Braye. It will enter revenue service in 2011, be around 12km long and will comprise 26 stations.

The Citadis train sets, able to transport more than 200 passengers, will be designed and assembled in Alstom’s facility at La Rochelle in France. The Tarbes facility will provide the traction drives, Ornans the traction motors, Le Creusot the bogies and Villeurbanne the onboard electronic systems.