dualis-crop.jpgLyon transport authority Sytral has ordered 10 Citadis LRVs to operate on line T3, which links Part-Dieu with Meyzieu. The contract includes an option for between two and nine additional vehicles and could be worth Euros 58 million. Meanwhile, the Pays de la Loire region has exercised a Euros 27 million option for eight Citadis Dualis tram-trains. These are in addition to the 15 vehicles ordered in 2007 and 2009.
The Citadis LRVs for Lyon are 43m long, can accommodate up to 400 passengers and feature platform height doors and air-conditioning. The vehicle's design matches the identity of the network's existing vehicles.
Citadis Dualis can operate on both light rail and regional railway lines and are capable of reaching speeds of up to 100km/h. The latest vehicles to be ordered will operate on the Nantes - Châteaubriant line which will reopen in 2012. This latest order will be delivered in stages between 2013 and 2014. Alstom has already delivered three Citadis Dualis vehicles to Pays de la Loire which will be used on the Nantes - Clisson line after it is inaugurated on June 15.