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September 1, 2014

Alstom’s Citadis Compact starts service in Aubagne

Alstom’s first Citadis Compact tram has started revenue service in the tramway line of the Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile, an urban district in France.

By Samseer M

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Alstom’s first Citadis Compact tram has started revenue service in the tramway line of the Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile, an urban district in France.

The next-generation Citadis compact tram will run between Le Charrel to the Aubagne bus station and will be able to serve up to 146 passengers in its highest-capacity version.

The Citadis compact trams are specially designed to provide services on secondary lines and medium-sized networks. They also feature air-conditioning, real-time information system, a wide circulation corridor and double-doors at the front and at the back.

"Based on the Citadis platform, the new tramway is capable of running at speeds of up to 75km/h."

Equipped with the new Ixège bogie featuring dual suspension and permanent-magnet motors, the high-performance trams provide passengers with comfort and save costs in maintenance and energy consumption.

Based on the Citadis platform, the new tramway is capable of running at speeds of up to 75km/h.

More than 1,800 Citadis trams have already been sold to 45 cities worldwide, 1,500 of which are currently in operation.

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The Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile metropolitan region is the first municipality to acquire the new Citadis Compact.


Image:Tramway Citadis Compact. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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