Alstom Citadis X05 Trams Ordered for Ile-de-France’s T1-Line

Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP have ordered 37 Alstom Citadis X05 trams for the Ile-de-France T1-Line.

Citadis X05 Alstom tramway in commercial service in Vitry-Sur-Seine, France - April 2021Citadis X05 Alstom tramway in commercial service in Vitry-Sur-Seine, France – April 2021

The order, worth approximately 130 million euros (151.54m USD), is to replace the current tram fleet. An optional further order for 83 trams is also planned for the line’s extension.

At 33 metres long and 2.4m wide the new trams can accommodate 15% more passengers than those currently in operation.

They will offer improved accessibility, with six double doors of 1.3m per side, including doors at the end of the trams.

The addition of a swivelling bogie profile under the cabin will minimise the space between the doors and the platforms, improving accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

While providing more services such as air conditioning and dynamic passenger information, the new trams will also reduce energy use by a minimum of 30 percent compared to the current trams.

This is thanks to a reduction in mass, new, efficient motorisation and climate management and full LED lighting.

The manufacture of the trams’ components will take place across six French Alstom sites: La Rochelle, Le Creusot, Ornans, Villeurbanne, Aix-en-Provence, and Saint-Ouen.

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