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

Nice Côte dAzur Metropolitan Council awarded Alstom a €91m contract in October 2015 to supply 19 LRVs 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.

The Citadis X05 will have 40% more glazing than the Citadis vehicles in service on Line T1 and will have 10% more capacity than their predecessors.

The mock-up will be on public display until October 30.

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