As a member of the Altrac Light Rail Consortium, Alstom is supplying 60 of the 33m-long LRVs, which will operate in pairs, together with its APS ground power supply system for a 1.6km section of the route, 750V dc overhead electrification, a Hesop energy recovery system, and depot equipment. Alstom will also be responsible for maintenance of the line and the LRV fleet.

The LRVs are being assembled at Alstom’s plant in La Rochelle, France.

The 12km line from Circular Quay to Central Station Kingsford and Randwick is due to open in 2019.

Sydney was the first customer for the Citadis X05 LRV, which has also been sold to Nice and Kaohsiung.

Sydney Citadis LRV interior 1

Sydney Citadis LRV interior 2