The tramway future for Couonne in Quebec City (Ville de Quebec)
The tramway future for Couronne in Quebec City (Ville de Quebec)
The tramway future for Couronne in Quebec City (Ville de Quebec) 
Alstom has been awarded a contract by Quebec City for the supply of 34 Citadis trams for the city’s tramway project.  
The contract, with a total value of around €900m (CA$1.34 bn), includes the design and supply of the rolling stock 
and maintenance for a period of 30 years and there is the option for a further five trams. 
The 19.3km (12 mile) east-west line will have 29 stations, two of which are underground in a 1.8km subway, is the first tramline built within the city within the modern era and should be ready to carry passengers by 2029. They are expected to carry up to 3900 passengers an hour. These new cars are bring assembled at the La Pocatière plant in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.  
The trams will be adapted to the climatic and topographical conditions of Quebec City - especially their harsh winters. The trains will be 100% electric and will run on a 19-kilometre long line that will form the backbone of an improved public transit network for Quebec City. It is hoped that the project will help to relieve congestion, improve urban mobility as well as helping to protect the environment. 
Michael Keroullé, President of Alstom in the Americas, said, ‘We are very proud to have been chosen by the city of Québec to supply and maintain this signature project for the Capital-Nationale region, and honoured by the trust placed in us by the administration and elected representatives. We are committed to offering a high-quality and reliable product, a solution designed and assembled by our teams in Québec, serving Québec’. 
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