Alstom has won an order from Île -de-France Mobilités and RATP for 37 Citadis X05 trams. They will replace the current trams on the T1-Line in the Ile-de-France region. The total order is worth around 130 million euros, with an option for an additional 83 trams.
Line 1 of the Île-de-France Tramways went into service in 1992, marking the return of trams to the Paris region after a 35-year absence. It connects Asnières-sur-Seine with Noisy-le-Sec, running parallel to the city’s northern limits.
Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France., said “Alstom teams in France are very proud to supply the new trams for the T1-Line and to participate in the renewal of this emblematic line in the Paris region. These new Citadis X05 trams will contribute to the beautification of the cities they will serve. They will also provide a greater level of comfort and services for passengers. We would like to thank Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP for their renewed confidence in our latest generation tramway solutions.”
The new trams are 33m long and 2.4m wide and can accommodate 15% more passengers than the current fleet. They will be fully accessible, with six double doors on each side and at each end of the trams. A new swivelling bogie design will reduce space between the doors and the platforms to make it easier for passengers to get on and off. And will improve accessibility for people with reduced mobility.
All trams will be equipped with air-conditioning and a passenger information system featuring 18 screens spread throughout the trams. They will have improved interior and exterior lighting and provide passengers with audio information. Each tram will have CCTV for passengers’ safety, and 40 USB sockets for recharging mobile devices.
The new trams will consume at least 30% less energy than the current fleet due to a reduction in weight, a more efficient motor, better climate control management, and 100% LED lighting.
Maintenance requirements have been improved thanks to the need for fewer spare parts, improved accessibility, and sensors distributed throughout the trams to allow real-time fault diagnosis. Together, these improvements should make it possible to anticipate and optimise periods of downtime and provide maximise availability.
Six Alstom sites in France are collaborating in manufacturing the trams:
- La Rochelle, for design and assembly;
- Le Creusot, for the bogies;
- Ornans, for the motors;
- Villeurbanne, for on-board electronics and cyber security;
- Aix-en-Provence, for the tachometer units;
- Saint-Ouen, for design.
To date, more than 3,000 Citadis trams have been sold to 60 cities in 20 countries around the world, including 23 cities in France. Together they have accumulated over one billion kilometres of travel.
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