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Alstom unveils first Citadis Compact tram in France

Posted on November 14, 2013

Alstom unveiled the first Citadis Compact tram at its manufacturing site at La Rochelle in France.

The Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile region is the first operation to have opted for the Citadis Compact, in the framework of the launch of its tramline network. The contract, signed in October 2011, was for a definitive order of eight trams, with an option on five to 10 additional units.

The colourful livery of the Citadis Compact for Aubagne has been conceived by Hervé Di Rosa in collaboration with Alstom. The tramset presented is currently undergoing static and dynamic testing on the Alstom site at La Rochelle. The seven other trams are currently being produced and the first deliveries will occur in early 2014.

Citadis Compact has been developed by Alstom Transport to meet the needs of mobility in intermediate-sized cities. It benefits from Alstom's expertise in tram technology. Between 72 feet and 79 feet in length, the tram can accommodate some 130 passengers. With its large windows, air-conditioning and real-time information system, it offers passengers comfort and security, according to company officials.

Equipped with the new Ixège bogie from Alstom, featuring dual suspension and permanent-magnet motors, the Citadis Compact is characterised by its reliability and high performance, and enables cost savings with regard to energy consumption and maintenance.

Additional features include a wide circulation corridor to facilitate mobility aboard the tram. It also features double-doors at the front and at the back to reduce dwell time.

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