Alstom Citadis 302/402

The Citadis is a low-floor tram produced by Alstom. In total, more than 2,300 trainsets of this model have been sold, to nearly 55 cities around the world; these trains have traveled more than 245 million kilometers and transported more than 4.2 billion passengers (as of April 2012). In France, more than 800 trainsets have been sold on 23 networks.

The Citadis is built in Aytré (near La Rochelle, France) and Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (near Barcelona, Spain).

The Citadis brand was also used for a never-realized tramway project, as part of the Cavaillé Competition, in the 1970s.

Citadis X02 (Second generation)

Citadis 402 – seven sections, 100% low floor (Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lyon, Paris T3, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Oran, Constantine).

Citadis 302 – five sections, 100% low floor (Algiers, Adelaide, Angers, Lyon, Bordeaux, Paris T2, Valenciennes, Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Melbourne, Nice, Murcia, Barcelona, Jerusalem, Le Havre and Nottingham)

Manufacturer: Alstom (France)

Years of production: 1999—

Production: 690 (only 402 variant)

Length: 43.9 m

Width: 2.65 m

Track gauge: 1435 mm

Power: 850 kW

Max. speed: 70 km/h

Weight: 50 t

Compare with an Alstom Citadis 304 (fourth generation)

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