January 26, 2012

Dijon celebrates arrival of first LRV

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THE city of Dijon celebrated the arrival of its first Alstom Citadis LRV at its new operating and maintenance centre on January 26. Testing of the vehicle will commence in February on the 8.5km Line T1 and 11.5km Line T2, which serve 16 and 21 stations respectively in the Greater Dijon area. Commercial operations on the new network are scheduled to begin in September.
The urban communities of Brest and Dijon signed a €100m contract with Alstom in 2009 for the supply of 53 LRVs after the municipalities decided to pool their resources to get the best possible deal. In total, Dijon is receiving 33 33m-long LRVs and Brest 20.
dijon_citadis.jpgThe vehicles were designed and built at Alstom's La Rochelle plant.

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