Alstom in Spain to supply 25 Citadis X05 trams for Athens


Alstom has signed a contract  with the urban transport authority of Athens for the supply of 25 Citadis X05 trams. The trams will run on Athens existing tramway network, as well as on any planned extensions. Deliveries are expected in the year 2020.

The trams will be manufactured in the Alstom industrial site in Barcelona, which is currently manufacturing trams also for the cities of Sydney (Australia), Frankfurt (Germany) and Lusail (Qatar).

The Citadis X05 trams for Athens offer superior passenger experience, with 20% more glass surfaces, LEDs lighting, large individual seats, and travel information on large screens via a telematic system.  As the latest addition to the Citadis range, the Citadis X05 boasts a number of new technologies, including permanent magnet motors, which together reduce its energy consumption by 25%.