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CITADIS for Strasbourg

The Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS), the public-transport operator of Strasbourg has awarded ALSTOM a contract worth about 100 million euros for the supply of 35 CITADIS trams. The contract includes an option for up to 12 additional trams, an option for spare parts management and an option for rolling-stock maintenance.

These trams are part of the CITADIS range and have been adapted to the specific requirements of the Strasbourg environment. The full low floor trams are fitted with a small bogie at either end in order to follow the network’s curves more smoothly. They are 2.4 meters wide and can carry 288 passengers. They will serve the entire tramway network of the Strasbourg area. This third batch of trams will serve to increase the transport offering of the Strasbourg urban community by 60% by 2006-2008

ALSTOM will build the trams at its plants in France, in particular La Rochelle and Reichshoffen and the first deliveries are scheduled for mid 2005.

16 July 2003


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