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Alstom to Supply New Citadis Trams for Strasbourg Network

Alstom to Supply New Citadis Trams for Strasbourg Network
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19 / 04 / 2023

Alstom has been selected by the Eurometropole of Strasbourg and CTS to provide new trams for the Strasbourg network. The initial order comprises 12 Citadis trams, with another 10 trams to follow in a second phase. Further trams may be ordered during the 8-year framework agreement to meet Eurometropole's transport requirements. The first deliveries are scheduled for March 2025, with the trams entering service later that year.

Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France, expressed gratitude to the Eurometropole of Strasbourg and the CTS for their confidence in Alstom's latest generation Citadis tram solutions. He highlighted the new trams' energy efficiency and improved passenger comfort.

The 45-meter-long, 2.40-meter-wide Citadis trams feature eight double doors on each side for easy boarding and disembarking. With a capacity of 286 passengers, the trams have glass-panelled doors to enhance comfort and safety. The trams comply with Persons with Reduced Mobility (PMR) legislation, providing door opening buttons at appropriate heights, wider seats, and designated areas for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

For a comfortable and secure journey, the trams are air-conditioned and feature a dynamic passenger information system and video protection system. The cross-border trams will be approved by Germany's BOStrab regulation on tram construction and operation.

These Citadis trams are eco-designed, 95% recyclable, and 99% reusable, reducing energy consumption by at least 20% compared to current equipment. Maintenance operations will be reduced by 30% during the trams' 30-year commercial lifespan, thanks to a minimized number of spare part references, improved component accessibility, and distributed sensors for remote equipment diagnostics.

Nine Alstom sites in France will participate in the manufacturing of the Citadis trams. To date, over 3,000 Citadis vehicles have been sold by Alstom in 70 cities across 20 countries, with 23 cities in France. Citadis trams have travelled more than 1 billion kilometres and transported 10 billion passengers since the first tram began operation in 2000.