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Tunis order confirmed

TRANSTU (formerly SMLT), the company in charge of the Tunis light metro system, has awarded ALSTOM two contracts worth a total of EUR91 million for the supply of 30 CITADIS trams and infrastructure work for the city of Tunis. The contracts, provisionally awarded to ALSTOM in June 2004, were signed today in Tunis by MM. Patrick Kron, ALSTOM's Chairman and CEO and Chedly Hajri, Chairman and CEO of TRANSTU, in presence of MM. Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French Prime Minister, and Mohamed Ghannouchi, Tunisian Prime Minister.

The first contract, worth EUR80 million, is for the supply of 30 CITADIS 30-meter long air-conditioned trams.

The second contract, worth EUR11 million, is for the infrastructure work of the first of two extensions. ALSTOM will be responsible for the energy systems and for a part of the trackwork. Beginning of service on the extension is planned for mid 2006.

1 February 2005

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