CTS orders 10 extra Citadis trams for Strasbourg in agreement worth €28m

3 February 2017  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Strasbourg transport company CTS (Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois) has ordered 10 additional Alstom Citadis trams in an agreement worth €28 million.

CTS orders 10 extra Citadis trams for Strasbourg in agreement worth €28m

Credit: Alstom

The agreement between CTS and Alstom forms part of a framework agreement originally signed in November 2014. The first binding part of this agreement covered the supply of 12 Citadis trams which are due to enter commercial service at the end of April 2017.

New Citadis trams to enter service on CTS lines A and D

The Citadis trams will enter service on lines A and D providing access to Illkirch-Graffenstaden city centre. Both lines are currently being extended allowing the trams too run on the cross-border line linking the centre of Strasbourg to Kehl in Germany – the first operational trams in France to cross a border. According to Alstom, the first technical and gauge tests concerning circulation on the German portion of line D started on the 03 February 2017.

Commenting on the order, Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom in France, said: “With a first order in 2003 and the signing of a framework agreement in 2014 which includes this new order, the CTS will own a total of 63 Citadis trams. The exterior design of the cabin was chosen by the passengers; the Strasbourg tram therefore proves that Alstom’s Citadis range can be based on tried-and-tested technology while being highly personalised.”

Alstom was also responsible for the design and installation of the overhead contact line for the line D extension towards Kehl, as well as the laying of 300 metres of track on the Rhine Bridge.

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