Alstom announced it has been awarded a contract by Quebec City for the supply of 34 Citadis trams for the city’s tramway project.
The contract, with a total value of around $990M USD, includes the design and supply of the rolling stock and maintenance for a period of 30 years. The contract also includes an option for a maximum of five trains, including maintenance.
The trams will be developed by Alstom engineers based in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and will be assembled at its La Pocatière plant in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
The trams will be adapted to the climatic and topographical conditions of Quebec City. The trains will be 100% electric and will run on a 19-kilometer-long line. The tramway will offer a transportation alternative to alleviate road congestion and reduce the impact of mobility on the environment and air quality.
“We are very proud to have been chosen by the City of Quebec to supply and maintain the trams for this signature mobility project for the Capitale-Nationale region,” said Michael Keroullé, president of Alstom in the Americas. "We are honored by the trust placed in us by the administration and elected representatives of Quebec City, and are committed to working in partnership with the City to offer a high-quality and reliable product, a solution designed and assembled by our teams in Quebec, serving Quebec.”
To date, more than 3,000 Citadis trams have been sold to 70 cities in 20 countries around the world, including Canada.