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Industry news • 31 October 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Alstom has revealed it is to design and supply 30 next generation metros for Greater Lyon in a contract worth €140 million.
The first of the 12 high-capacity Citadis tramway for the Lyon urban area…
Greater Lyon ranks as the second largest metropolitan area of France, with 1.3 million inhabitants. It is the top transport network outside of Paris in terms of availability and multi-modal use, with four metro lines, three tramway lines, two cable car lines and 1104 buses. Indeed, 1,440,000 journeys are made daily.
Sytral, Syndicat mixte des transports pour le Rhône et l’agglomération lyonnaise (public transport authority of Rhône county and Greater Lyon), owns, finances and governs the entire urban transport system. Its budget was 708 million Euros in 2006. Sytral defines transportation policy, but the day-to-day operations are delegated for a six-year term to a transport corporation through a European-wide competitive bidding process. Keolis is the current operator until 31 December 2010.