Rail

Alstom wins French tram order

Posted on October 6, 2011

The Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile metropolitan region chose Alstom to supply eight Citadis Compact tramsets.

The tramsets will be delivered in the summer of 2013, with entry into commercial service slated for early 2014, and options for five to 10 additional tramsets can be exercised until 2017.

The Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile metropolitan region is the first municipality to acquire Alstom's new Citadis Compact tramway, the first model in the New Generation Citadis range, and has now become the 20th French metropolitan region to choose Citadis technology.

The tramset's interior fittings are completely modular and feature two to four seats across. Wide bay windows, air conditioning and real-time information provide customers with a sense of comfort, safety and well-being, according to the company. Its four double doors, a first in rolling stock of this length, save operating time by facilitating passenger boarding and dismounting.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Report suggests merging LIRR, NJ Transit, and Metro-North

The "Trans-Regional Express," or "T-REX," would connect the systems to greatly cut travel times and increase capacity on rail lines that will only see more strain as the area's population grows.

Retlif Testing Laboratories celebrating 40 years

A globally recognized testing industry leader, the company expanded from humble beginnings at Flowerfield (St. James, N.Y.) to multiple locations, including its state-of-the-industry HQ and testing facility in Ronkonkoma, N.Y

Gannett Fleming/WSP JV to manage N.C. light rail construction

The 17.7-mile light -rail system will have 18 stations between UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Stadler lands Slovenian train order

The contract for the fleet capable of mixed traction consists of the engineering, construction, and delivery of the 26 vehicles, including warranty coverage, as well as an option for 26 additional vehicles.

MARTA, Caltrain, SamTrans receive APTA sustainability awards

The agencies were recognized for water conservation practices, renewable electricity usage, and emissions reduction.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close