A Rotterdam Alstom Citadis in Vlaardingen, where service would double at the expense of the Woudhoek branch. (Vlaardingen24
Toulouse Métropole and Tisséo (the transport authority of Toulouse), Brest Métropole (the transport authority of Brest) as well as Grand Besançon Métropole and Ginko (the transport authority of Besançon) have chosen Alstom for the acquisition of new generation trams. 
The group has awarded Alstom with a frame agreement of 8 years, including a minimum order of 22 trams. 
The three metropolitan areas joined forces in a group order with the aim of optimising costs. They have ordered Citadis Trams which already have 3,000 tramsets currently operational around the world. This also means that the new trams remain consistent with the appearance and performance of their current fleet of trams.  
Toulouse have ordered 9 new trams, 8 are due for Brest and 5 will be headed to Besançon. Each tram has a length of 32.50m, has four double doors, can carry upto 201 pasengers and are fully compliant with PMR (persons with reduced mobility) regulations. In addition, each tram is designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 25% compared to their current fleet and are fully recyclable.  
The Toulouse Citadis tram - photo coutesy of Alstom 
A Rotterdam Alstom Citadis in Vlaardingen, where service would double at the expense of the Woudhoek branch. (Vlaardingen24
The Brest Integration tram - Photo coutesy of Alstom 
"Alstom is very proud to once again supply Citadis trams to the cities of Toulouse and Brest, which are already equipped with this rolling stock; and this is an important mark of confidence... These new energy-efficient Citadis trams will also provide greater comfort for passengers. We would like to thank the three cities and their transport authorities for their confidence in our latest generation tram solutions," said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France. 
There is the option for the cities to order more trams during the eight year long contract according to the needs of the district. The first deliveries will take place in Besançon in March 2025, Brest in July 2025 and Toulouse in January 2026.  
Citadis trams have currently covered over more than one billion kilometres and carried over ten billion passengers since the first tram entered service in 2000.  
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