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Montpellier - Citadis for line 2

Montpellier’s transport authority, TAM, has chosen ALSTOM for the supply of 24 CITADIS trams worth 58 million euros. The trams will serve the city’s second, 19-kilometer-long line, which will be built as part of the extension of the city’s tramway network. Under another contract worth 6 million euros, ALSTOM will also supply the overhead power line for half of the line and maintain it for a 10-year period.

The rolling-stock contract includes options for fitting the 30-meter trams with 10-meter extensions and for the order of additional trams.

ALSTOM also supplied the fleet of CITADIS 30 trams for Line 1. In service since July 2000, Line 1 carries more than 110,000 passengers per day. The line’s success and growing passenger demand led TAM to order modular extensions, which ALSTOM built and integrated, thus lengthening the trams from 30 to 40 meters. The option in the current contract will allow TAM to extend the new trams in the same manner.

30 July 2004

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