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More trams for Tunis

A further 16 Alstom Citadis trams have been ordered by TRANSTU, the Tunis transit authority to meet growing passenger numbers arising from the extensions of line 1 to El Mourouj and of line 2 to La Manouba.

The new trams which will be identical to the 39 already in service and which carry 460,000 passengers per day. In addition Alstom will also provide maintenance service for the entire fleet of 55 Citadis trams over a five-year period. The total contract is worth EUR 58 million.

This new order follows the cooperation/partnership framework agreement concerning air, sea, land and rail transport, which was signed in Tunis on 23 April 2009 between the Ministry of Transport of Tunisia, Abderahim Zouari, and Dominique Bussereau, France’s secretary of state for transport.

24 July 2010

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