Tunis rides with Alstom trams

The Société du Métro Léger de Tunis (SMLT) has announced the provisional award to Alstom of an order worth 80 million Euros for 30 CITADIS tramways.

The Société du Métro Léger de Tunis (SMLT) has announced the provisional award to Alstom of an order worth 80 million Euros for 30 CITADIS tramways.

SMLT also provisionally awarded an order worth 22 million Euros to a consortium of Alstom and SBF, a Tunisian civil-works company, for the infrastructure work of a line extension.

The new CITADIS tramways will reinforce and renew the fleet of the SMLT, which operates a 32-kilometre “light metro” network with five lines, a suburban railway line and a bus network in the Tunisian capital. The trams will operate on the current network and on two future extensions of seven kilometres each.

The infrastructure award concerns the first of these two extensions. Alstom will be responsible for the energy systems and for a part of the trackwork, and its part of the order will be about 50 percent. Services on the extension are planned for mid 2006.