Alstom’s Citadis Dualis Enters Service on the Nantes-Clisson Line

Alstom’s Citadis Dualis Enters Service on the Nantes-Clisson Line
July 6, 2015 3:30 pm

Alstom’s Citadis Dualis tram-trains have entered service on the Nantes-Clisson railway line, inaugurated in the presence of Jacques Auxiette, president of the regional council of Pays de la Loire, Stéphanie Dommange, regional director SNCF for Pays de la Loire and Ana Giros, Managing Director Alstom Transport France.

The outstanding feature of the Citadis Dualis tram-train is its ability to circulate both on the national rail network and on tramway lines in city centres. Completely modular and offers a large choice of interior layouts and flexibility in terms of external livery. It is accessible to all, particularly to passengers with decreased mobility thanks to its fully low floor and bridging plates to cover the gap between the train and the platform.

Citadis Dualis Spesifications

Citadis Dualis is up to 99% recyclable. Designed with lightweight materials, it consumes 4 times less energy than a bus and 10 times less than a car in terms of Kwh/seated passenger. Ultra silent, it emits noise levels 5 dBA below those generated by automotive traffic in towns, or nearly 4 times less noise.

” Alstom is proud to be able to place the entire fleet of 24 tram-trains at the disposal of the Pays de la Loire region. From now on they will circulate on two lines: Nantes-Châteaubriant and Nantes-Clisson,” said Ana Giros, Managing Director Alstom Transport France.

Alstom’s tram-trains, a symbol of French industrial excellence, are exported worldwide. In March 2013, the city of Ottawa ordered 34 Citadis Spirit trainsets, the North American version of Citadis Dualis, from Alstom.

Citadis Dualis are entirely designed and produced at Valenciennes. Five other Alstom sites are involved in their production: Ornans for the motors, Le Creusot for the bogies, Tarbes for the traction, Saint-Ouen and Villeurbanne for the electronic equipment and control systems. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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