Lille will get new Alstom trams
Ilévia, the transport provider in the greater Lille area of France, has contracted with Alstom for the supply of 24 32m metre-gauge Citadis trams for delivery in 2026-2027 (with an option for six more). 
If all 30 are ordered the contract value will be EUR 124.8m. A 12-month warranty and a driver-training simulator is included. 
The new trams will one used to replace the 24 Breda low-floor trams purchased when the interurban lines to Roubaix and Tourcoing (18.6km) were renovated in 1993-1994 (they were opened in 1909) and provide for extensions. The new trams will be larger (five section rather than four) to offer a 20% increase in capacity. The operator of the Lille tramway is Keolis. 
In addition to these interurban lines, Lille operated a first generation city tramway from 1874 to 1966. 
Alstom tram for Lille. (Alstom artist’s impression) 
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