Alstom has delivered its 130th Citadis tram to Bordeaux. The city is one of Alstom’s long-standing customers and now has one of the biggest tram fleets in the country. Bordeaux Métropole ordered these trams in four sets starting in 2000. The first entered passenger service in 2003.
In total, Bordeaux’s fleet of Citadis trams comprises 118 44m trams and 12 33m trams. The trams have a capacity of 218–300 passengers, equalling more than three buses. The trams are low-floor and therefore accessible. They also feature air-conditioning and video surveillance. Passengers are kept up-t0-date about their journey thanks to the audio and visual information. Importantly, 98 percent of the trams are recyclable.