Rouen increases the transport capacity of its tramway lines

26 June 2012  •  Source: Alstom

On 23 June, eight Citadis trainsets came into commercial service in Rouen (France), in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract that the city entered into with Alstom in January 2010.

Rouen Citadis tramThis is the first phase of the drive to gradually replace the old trainsets running on the tramway network. By the end of 2012, all 27 of the trainsets provided for by the contract will be in operation.

The new trainsets are being introduced to tackle the increase in traffic in the city and its suburbs. They will be able to carry 280 passengers each (100 more than the current ones), meaning an extra 40,000 passengers being able to use the network per day.

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