First Citadis tram for Caen la Mer

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Photo: Alstom.
Photo: Alstom.

The first of 23 Citadis X05 trams for Caen la Mer, France, have been delivered by Alstom to the tram operation and maintenance centre at Fleury-sur-Orne.

After leaving Alstom’s La Rochelle site on October 2, the tram was received two days later by elected community representatives and personnel from Alstom.

The Citadis X05 tram is 33m-long and equipped with six double doors on each side, and will be able to transport more than 210 passengers.


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Around 45 per cent of the tram will be covered in large windows. Six passenger information screens will feature inside as will USB charging points – a first in France.

The delivery is based on a €52 million order secured by Alstom in November 2016.


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