Alstom wins contract to extend Le Mans trams in France

Alstom has been chosen by “Le Mans Métropole” to extend the existing Citadis trams of the city. The 34 32-metre-long Alstom trams, acquired successively in 2007, 2010 and 2013, will be extended to 44 metres, increasing passenger capacity by 85 passengers per tram.

After the complete assessment of a first tram, the project will also enable some systems to be modernised (CCTV, tachometric control unit) and new ones to be installed (lubrication and anti-drift systems).

Delivery of the first extended trams is scheduled in March 2026, with commercial service expected to begin in the summer of 2026.

With a length of 44 metres and a width of 2.40 m, the extended trams will have two additional double doors on each side, to make it easier for passengers to get on and off. They will have a total capacity of 296 passengers.

These trams are eco-designed, 92% recyclable and 99% reusable.

Alstom SA is a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer which operates worldwide in rail transport markets. It is active in the fields of passenger transportation, signaling, and locomotives, producing high-speed, suburban, regional and urban trains along with trams.

Headquarters: Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France.

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