The first part of the contract covered the supply of 12 Citadis trams which will enter service at the end of April this year.

CTS is expanding its fleets in readiness for the extension of Line A to Illkirch-Graffenstaden and the opening of the cross-border line linking Strasbourg to Kehl, Germany.

The first technical and gauge tests on the German section of Line D began on February 3 with the new Citadis trams. These vehicles will be cerified to by German federal BoStrab standards which govern the manufacture and operation of trams in Germany.

The 45m-long LRVs will have a capacity for 288 passengers and will be fitted with LED lighting and full glass doors. The trams are fitted with accessible buttons for opening doors, wider seats and zones reserved for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

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