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The consortium of Alstom, Hitachi Rail Italia and ComNet has been awarded a EUR 570M contract by the city council to build 11.6km of tram line 4 in two sections: Campi Bisenzio–Piagge (5.3km) and Piagge–Leopolda (6.3km, interchange with line 1) in the western suburbs. 
Alstom will supply infrastructure and electrification, including a depot, improvements to local roads and 1000 P+R spaces. Hitachi will supply eight trams. Funding will come from the State `Development and Cohesion Fund. It is hoped to attract 12M passengers/year and the new tram line is expected to open in 2026. 
Eugenio Giani, President of Tuscany Region, said, ‘A transition from a city system to a regional system makes a real leap in quality. The tram system will become a service that connects with the hinterland of Florence, a non-polluting and functional means of transport which will be a fast and unique system in Italy.' 
Firenze (Florence) introduced its first tram line of the modern era in February 2010 and the system now has two lines, with a third under construction. Rolling stock is 46 double-ended 32m Sirio low-floor trams from Hitachi Rail Italia (formerly AnsaldoBreda). 
Hitachi Rail Italia Sirio low-floor from for Firenze (Hitachi Rail) 
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