The French cities of Brest and Dijon have jointly placed a €100m order with Alstom to supply 52 Citadis tramsets.

Brest will receive 20 tramsets to be used on a 14.3km rail line, which is scheduled to open in mid-2012.

Dijon will receive 32 tramssets for a 20km rail line that is scheduled to open in early 2013.

The 32m-long low-floor vehicles feature air-conditioning, a video surveillance system and on-board visual and audio information and can accommodate 200 passengers.

The vehicles generate five decibels less noise than motor traffic, are 98% recyclable and consumes 10% less energy than a traditional tram, the company said.

The cities have chosen to place the joint order to streamline their investments.