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Citadises for the Lille European Metropolitan Area

posted on 21st Dec 2023 09:12

On 20 December 2023 Alstom has been chosen by the Métropole Européenne de Lille (MEL) to supply the new trams for Line R and Line T of the Lille tramway network. An initial order includes 24 Citadis trams, with the possibility of adding a further six, total worth being 124 million EUR. The first deliveries will take place in early 2026, with entry into service scheduled for mid-2026. 

With a length of 32.40 m and a width of 2.40 m, MEL's new trams have a metric gauge. They have four double leafe doors on each side to make it easier for passengers to get on and off. They have a minimum capacity of 196 passengers. In compliance with the PRM legislation, the trams have door opening buttons at the right level, wider seats and areas reserved for wheelchair users and pushchairs. For a comfortable journey in total safety, the Citadis trams are air-conditioned and equipped with a dynamic passenger information system and a video protection system.

Several Alstom sites in France are involved in the production of these Citadis trams, including :
- La Rochelle, for design and assembly;
- Villeurbanne, for on-board electronics and cyber security;
- Aix-en-Provence, for tacho centres.

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