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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