Alstom completes high-speed tram contract

Posted on June 26, 2013

Alstom and its Russian joint-venture, TramRus, concluded an agreement with City Transport Group, a filial of the LAZ Group and the main bus manufacturer in Ukraine, to produce modern high-speed tramways for the Ukrainian market.

The replacement of the fleet will enable urban rail transport efficiency and passenger comfort to be increased.

The objectives of the partnership are to organize manufacturing, operation and maintenance of modern tramways by City Transport Group in Ukraine under license from TramRus. Based on Alstom’s flagship model Citadis, this tramway was specially designed for the CIS market. It is equipped with new innovative pivoting bogies to fit the existing rail networks, thus reducing implementation time and infrastructure related costs.

This new tramway model features state-of-the-art engineering solutions such as composite materials reducing energy consumption by 10%. Modular sections ensure easier repair and lower maintenance costs. The lifetime of the Citadis CIS is 30 years, compared with 18 years for the present Ukrainian trams.

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