Rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has received a €70m order to deliver 13 additional Citadis Dualis tram-trains to Paris, France.
Paris’ transport operator Île-de-France Mobilités and Transilien SNCF will procure the additional train sets by exercising an option under a framework agreement signed in 2007.
The latest order includes 11 train sets are Line T4 and two for Line T12. The purchase will be completely financed by Île-de-France Mobilités.
Alstom France president Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud said: “Following the entry into commercial service of the Citadis Dualis tram-trains on line T4 in December 2019, and as we currently produce the trains for line T13, I am delighted that Alstom is continuing to deploy the tram-train solution in the Île-de-France region.
“This new exercise of options points to the relevance of this versatile transport solution and to the renewed trust of our customers, Île-de-France Mobilités and Transilien SNCF.”
Built on Alstom’s Citadis tram platform, the Citadis Dualis tram-trains are designed to combine the benefits of trains and trams.
There are currently 78 such vehicles are in operation in France, including 30 in Île-de-France.
The tram-trains will be primarily manufactured at Alstom’s Valenciennes Petite-Forêt site. Several other Alstom facilities in France will also be associated with the project.
Separately, Alstom-led consortium Groupe PMM participated in the unveiling of first cars that will carry passengers on the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) in Greater Montreal, Canada.
Alstom is delivering 212 Metropolis cars for the project among other services.
Last week, Alstom announced the completion of the first phase of the Lusail Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Qatar.