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Alstom to build and equip Orléans second tramway

The French city of Orléans has awarded the EUR 93 million contract for its second tramway line to Alstom, including 21 Citadis 302 2.4m width low-floor trams. The 11.8-km west-east line will link St-Jean-de-Braye and La Chapelle St-Mesmin via the city centre, where 980 m of line will be equipped with the APS surface current collection system pioneered in Bordeaux. A new depot will be constructed for Line 2 but heavy maintenance will be carried out at the existing Line 1 engineering facility. It is hoped that public service will start in 2011.

18 September 2006

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