The shipment of this first tram forms part of a contract to supply a turnkey tramway system for Lusail, which will include 28 Citadis tram sets, 23 of which will be manufactured in Barcelona.
This is the second Citadis X05 project developed in Barcelona, once Santa Perpetua site has been nominated at a world reference center for the manufacturing of the latest generation Alstom trams. Last March, it was finished the first of the 54 trams for Sidney. Currently, the site is producing metros for Lima, Panamá, Santo Domingo and Singapour, and trams for Lusail, Sidney and Frankfurt.
The new tranway system is part of the ambitious infrastructure project taking place currently at the Emirate, who will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The tramways being manufactured at Barcelona would become part of the new sustainable mobility network in the city that will celebrate the main matches, such as the opening ceremony or the final game.