STIF to take delivery of 22 Citadis trams for line T9 in Ile-de-France
14 November 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
In a contract worth €70 million, Alstom will supply 22 Citadis trams for operation on line T9 in Ile-de-France.
Syndicat des Transports d’Ile de France (STIF) has signed a framework contract with Alstom for the delivery of 22 Citadis trams. The contract also covers the potential to order 68 additional trams for lines T9 and T10. The trams are schedules for delivery from mid-2019 onwards entering commercial service in October 2020.
Contract provides option to order 68 additional trams for lines T9 and T10 Ile-de-France
At 44 metres long, the Citadis X05 for line T9 will transport over 314 passengers. Each tram will be equipped with Wi-Fi connection, 100 percent LED lighting and large glass windows. The energy-efficient Citadis X05 tram is the lightest of its generation helping to reduce its infrastructural footprint to a minimum.
Covering a distance of 10km, line T9 will open in 2010 whilst line T10, covering 8.2 km, will open in 2021.The lines will respectively serve Porte de Choisy (Paris) to Orly ville, and Clamart to Antony. In total, lines T9 and T10 are expected to carry 95,000 passengers per day by 2021.
The tram design has been developed jointly with Alstom and agency Design Saguez & Partners. Inside the tram, the passenger exchange ratio has increased by over 20 percent thanks to the 8 double doors on each side. Furthermore, interior comfort has been optimised through bench seating and information screens have been positioned lengthwise and dynamic maps have been developed. The vehicle is 97 percent recyclable.