Alstom has secured a €75m contract from French National Railways (SNCF) on behalf of Ile-de-France transport authority STIF for 15 Citadis Dualis tram-trains.
The new order forms the second option on a framework contract signed in 2007 with SNCF for the French regions.
The new Citadis Dualis tram-trains will be used on the €270m extension of Paris Line T4 from Livry-Gargan to Clichy Montfermeil.
Scheduled to be delivered from next October, the 100km/h vehicles are being manufactured at the company’s Valenciennes plant in northern France, with entry into revenue service planned for 2019.
They will feature traction motors supplied by the Alstom plant at Ornans, bogies from Le Creusot, other traction equipment from Tarbes, and on-board information and passenger systems from Villeurbanne.
The extended Line T4 will feature a 6.5km branch off the initial Bondy-Aulnay-sous-Bois section from a junction at Gargan with 11 stations, including an interchange with the future Grand Paris Express metro Line 16 at Clichy-Montfermeil, according to railjournal.com.
Designed to meet increased mobility needs between urban and suburban networks, the new vehicles will link the centre of town with the suburbs without having to change trains.
Designed along the lines of Alstom’s Citadis tram, the Dualis version contributes to sustainable mobility by revitalising urban spaces and enhancing the architectural heritage of cities.
A total of 48 Citadis Dualis tram-trains are currently in operation, 24 of which run in the Rhône-Alpes region to the west of Lyon since 2012 and 24 in Pays-de-la-Loire.
These trains entered commercial service on the lines of Nantes-Clisson and Nantes-Châteaubriant in June 2011 and February 2014.
Image: The Citadis Dualis tram-trains will be delivered from October 2017 onwards. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.