Alstom has won a new deal worth roughly €45m from Morocco-based Rabat-Salé transport company STRS to supply 22 additional Citadis trams.
The new trams will be deployed across Rabat-Salé’s entire network, including along new sections of the two existing lines.
STRS has announced plans to add a new 7km stretch of track to the existing 19km-long line as part of an initiative to address the growing demand for mobility in the region.
The new trams are expected to increase Rabat-Salé’s existing fleet of Citadis trams to a total of 44 units upon delivery.
The order is also set to double the size of the company’s fleet of Citadis vehicles.
Each of Rabat-Salé’s new Citadis trams will be 32m-long and will be able to carry up to 606 passengers.
The low-floored trams will also feature 12 side doors to offer greater passenger circulation and improved access for mobility-impaired customers.
The trams are to be designed and built in La Rochelle, France, and will be similar to those that are already in operation.
Alstom’s other France-based facilities such as Le Creusot will be responsible for building the bogies, while the Villeurbanne site will develop the onboard electronic equipment and passenger information systems.
Additionally, the company’s Tarbes site will develop the power modules and circuit-breaker boxes and the Saint-Ouen facility will be provide assistance during the trams’ design phase.
Alstom’s Sesto-based facility in Italy will supply the traction system for the new units.
Delivery of the new trams is expected to take place 26 months after the contract’s start date.
The new locomotives are expected to undergo static and dynamic tests at Rabat-Salé’s facility upon delivery.
Alstom’s team in Morocco will provide after-sales support services as part of the deal.