ILE-de-France Mobility (IDFM) and the Paris Transport Authority (RATP) have placed an order for 37 Alstom Citadis X05 LRVs for an initial €130m. The contract includes an option for a further 83 LRVs which would increase the value of the contract to €310m.

The new fleet will replace the existing Line T1fleet and will increase capacity by 15% per LRV. The additional 83 LRVs would be used to meet the demand from a planned line extension.

The 33m-long LRVs will be 2.40m-wide and equipped with six double doors of 1.30m per side, including doors at the end of the LRVs to improve access for passengers. They will be fully accessible. Air-conditioning and 18 passenger information screens will be fitted to each LRV as well as 40 USB sockets.

The LRVs will be equipped with a new swivelling bogie profile designed to minimise the space between the doors and platform for passengers with reduced mobility.

The LRVs are being fitted with sensors to allow real-time diagnostics of components to enable real-time diagnosis of equipment failures, therefore allowing optimisation of downtime resulting in improved availability.

Six French Alstom sites will contribute to the contract:

  • La Rochelle – design and assembly
  • Le Creusot – bogies
  • Ornans – motors
  • Villeurbanne – on-board electronics and cyber security
  • Aix-en-Provence – tachometer units
  • Saint-Ouen design.

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