Alstom has announced that it will supply 17 additional Citadis trams to the Strasbourg Transport Company (CTS) and the Eurometropole of Strasbourg, which completes the fleet of 63 trams delivered by Alstom between 2003 and 2019. The additional order is worth 52 million euros.
The new trams will serve the city center of Kehl in Germany. The Citadis tramway is the first to cross a border in France.
“With this new order, CTS is the French customer that will own one of the largest Citadis tram fleets with a total of 80 trainsets ordered,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, managing director of Alstom France. “We are very proud to be continuing this partnership initiated in 2003, proving that the Citadis range meets the evolving needs of our customers.”
The Citadis trams are 45 meters long and can carry 288 passengers. They feature LED lighting, all-glass doors, double doors, wider seats and areas reserved for wheelchair and stroller users.
The trams will be designed and manufactured mainly in France, with the bogies manufactured at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany.