Alstom launches latest evolution of its Citadis tramway
Alstom launched the latest evolution of its Citadis range at InnoTrans, the world’s biggest railway tradeshow in the world, which is currently taking place in Berlin.
Alstom’s Citadis tramway was upgraded to deliver extra configurations, capacity, flexibility, speed and an enhanced passenger experience.
“Alstom’s Citadis tramway has been at the core of multiple city renewal projects since 1997. Citadis X05 is based on this 17-year proven track record, with over 1,800 Citadis sold worldwide.
"The research into the new evolution of Citadis took into account Alstom’s product improvement policy as well as the return on experience from customers” said Bernard Dailly, vice president, Light rail vehicles.
Citadis X05 integrates new technologies, such as permanent magnet motors which reduce energy consumption, and easier sub-system integration and maintenance which decrease lifecycle costs.
The upgrades enable Citadis X05 to run faster, at 80 km/h, so that operators to increase distances between stops on the outskirts of cities.
As of today, over 45 cities in 14 countries across the world use an Alstom Citadis tramway solution. Over 1,800 vehicles have been sold and more than 1,500 are in commercial operation, having transported 5.4 billion passengers around the world.