Alstom has received a €52m order to deliver 23 Citadis X05 LRVs for Caen la Mer in Normandy, France.
Deliveries will start in 2018 and enter commercial service during September 2019, running on all three of the new lines and replacing the existing trams in reserved lanes.
Alstom said that the initial order may be extended by exercising of options and will include up to nine tramsets by 2021.
The 33m-long Citadis X05 trams are equipped with six double doors on each side and have the capacity to transport more than 210 passengers.
Alstom France president Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud said: “I am very proud that the agglomeration community of Caen la Mer has chosen Alstom.
“The trams of the Citadis range, which have been adopted by 55 cities worldwide, combine tried-and-tested technology with ease of modularity to offer reliability, comfort and customisation.”
Equipped with 100% LED lighting and large glass surfaces, the energy-efficient tram sets will offer USB recharging sockets.
Discussions over the design have already been started and will be submitted to a vote by inhabitants by the end of the year.
The Caen la Mer trams will have a specially designed roof and are expected to reach full autonomy for power supply.
Alstom La Rochelle site will be responsible for the design and assembly, Ornans will handle the motors, Le Creusot will provide bogies, Tarbes will supply traction, with Valenciennes providing interior layout.
The company’s Villeurbanne site will be responsible for the onboard electronics and St-Ouen site for the design.
All of these company’s sites are located in France.
So far, Alstom has sold more than 2,300 Citadis to 55 cities worldwide, with 23 in France.