PARIS commuter rail operator SNCF Transilien has deployed 11 new Alstom Dualis tram-trains on the Esbly - Crécy-la-Chapelle Line P branch in the French capital.

The 42m low-floor tram-trains are a modular design. Each set can accommodate 250 passengers including 95 seated. The tram-trains are fitted with an integrated video surveillance system, a visual and audio passenger information system, large windows, air-conditioning and 36 USB ports.

Maintenance is conducted at the specialist tram-train workshop at Noisy-le-Sec.

The tram-trains were ordered by Paris transport operator Île-de-France Mobility (IdFM) and SNCF Transilien under a 2007 framework contract between the French regions and Alstom for up to 200 Citadis Dualis vehicles. The fleet is fully funded by IdFM.

Similar tram-trains will be deployed on two lines currently under construction: Lines T12, which will connect Massy Palaiseau on RER lines B and C with Épinay-sur-Orge on RER Line C and Évry-Courcouronnes on Line D; and the 18.7km T13, which will connect St Germain-en-Laye and St Cyr l’Ecole in western Paris.

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