Nice Côte dAzur Metropolitan Council awarded Alstom a €91m contract in October 2015 to supply 19 LRVs and ground-based Static Charging Zones (SRS) for the 11.3km line, which will connect Airport Terminal 2 and Nikaia Administrative Centre in the west with Port de Nice in the east. Line T2 is due to open later this year.

In December 2017 the council exercised a €27m option with Alstom for six additional vehicles and 22 ground-based SRS zones for tram Line T3.

The final design of the vehicle, which was styled by Nice-based designer Ora Ïto, was selected following a poll of nearly 15,000 residents, with 44% choosing the so-called “modèle ocre” look.

Each 44m-long LRV will accommodate up to 300 passengers, and has a maximum speed of 70km/h. The vehicles are equipped with Alstom’s Citadis EcoPack system for catenary-free operation, with a 20-second charging cycle at stations.