Marseille and Alstom Reveal Future Metro Design

Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, Alstom and designer Ora Ïto have completed the exterior design and the interior layout of the new trains for the Marseille metro.

They should start carrying passengers in 2023.

Alstom metro design for Marseille
Alstom metro design for Marseille

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In late 2019 Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence launched a public consultation where residents were able to provide feedback on the metro design. Alstom put forward three different proposals, and of the 17,000 consultation participants 44 percent voted for the one named ‘Listen to the City’.

Alstom used this vote as the basis for implementing the design concepts to all elements of the metro together with the designers and the services of the Métropole. The metros will be lined with blue trim on the outside, while the interior will feature warm, natural tones. The entrance areas will be spacious for maximum accessibility. The metro trains’ windows will be large and passengers will benefit from modern air-conditioning and passenger information systems.