Greece: Attiko Metro Adds Citadis X05 Trams to its LRV Fleet

Twenty-five Alstom Citadis X05 trams have entered passenger service on Attiko Metro’s Athens and Piraeus network, having completed successful testing.

These are the first Alstom trams to run in Greece.

Alstom Citadis X05 trams for AthensAlstom Citadis X05 trams for Athens

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The new additions to Attiko Metro’s light rail vehicle (LRVs) fleet will run at a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour on a line that extends from the city centre to its Aegean Sea coastline.

At 33.42 metres long and 2.40m wide, the five-section trams have a maximum capacity of 294 passengers and passenger numbers for the Athens service are expected to be more than 60,000 each day.

In addition to the manufacturing and supply of the trams, Alstom is also responsible for the on-site testing, training and three-year warranty services, as well as spare parts for the vehicles.