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January 28, 2011

Citadis chosen for new Paris light rail lines

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ALSTOM has won a contract with Ile de France Transport Authority (STIF) and Paris Transport Authority (RATP) to supply Citadis LRVs to operate on two currently under-construction light rail lines.

The first 19 vehicles worth Euros 50 million will be operated on the T7 line from Villejuif to Athis-Mons which is scheduled to open in 2014. The remaining 20 LRVS are destined for line T8 which will connect Saint-Denis with Epinay and Villetaneuse and is due to open in 2013. The contract also includes an option for the supply of an additional 31 vehicles.
ratp-citadis.jpgEach LRV for T7 and T8 lines is 32m long, 2.4m wide and can accommodate over 200 passengers. The LRVsfeature platform-height doors, air conditioning and video-surveillance and passenger counting systems.
This latest order takes the number of Citadis vehicles sold worldwide to over 1500.

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