The region ordered eight vehicles with options for between five and 10 additional LRVs for its new two-line network which is being constructed in three phases.
The 22m-long three-section Citadis Compact can accommodate 125 passengers. The vehicle is mounted on two Ixège bogies fitted with dual suspension and permanent magnet traction motors, with all axles powered. The air-conditioned LRV has four sets of double doors and wide gangways between sections.
The first section from Le Charrel - Aubagne station is expected to open next year. Line 1 is due for completion in 2016 followed by Line 2 in 2019. The total cost of the project is €166m including vehicles.