Strasbourg to boost Citadis fleet
Posted on 24th April 2023 at 12:37
The French city of Strasbourg has developed a six-line 49km tramway network since it opened its first new line in November 1994, including an international line crossing the Rhein to Kehl in Germany.
107 trams carry some 450 000 passengers/day. The oldest trams in the fleet are ABB (Bombardier) Eurotram, built at Derby in England in 1998-2000. Newer trams are 80 Alstom Citadis dating from 2005-2022.
Now operator CTS has awarded a framework contract worth EUR 250M to Alstom for delivery of up to 22 45m Citadis 403 trams to arrive in 2025-2031. These will be used to replace the remaining Eurotram and also allow for extensions to the network. The air-conditioned trams will carry up to 286 passengers each and feature a revised door arrangement to speed up boarding and slighting.
The first deliveries will take place in March 2025 and the trains will enter service at the end of the same year.
"Alstom is very proud to supply the Eurometropole's new trams and to participate in the development of a greener and more innovative urban transport network. These new energy-efficient trams will also provide greater comfort for passengers. We would like to thank the Eurometropole of Strasbourg and the CTS for their renewed confidence in our latest generation Citadis tram solutions," said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France.
The new trams are designed to reduce energy consumption by 20% compared with the current fleet, and are expected to reduce time in the workshops by 30% by needing less maintenance.
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