Alstom and Colas Rail win Nice Line 2 power supply contract

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Alstom and Colas Rail are to deliver the power supply equipment for the new east-west line 2 of the Nice tramway network.

The two companies will design and put together the system, which includes seven substations, 10 lighting power stations and two intake power stations.

The €11 million contract concerns line 2 but it also includes an option for two additional substations for a possible future extension, Line 3.

Alstom was awarded a contract in October 2015 to supply 19 trams for the line, which will operate without catenary using a ground-based charging system. This order also includes an option for additional vehicles.

Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, president of Alstom France, said: “This project is a true technological showcase for Alstom, which will also supply 19 new-generation Citadis trams to the east-west line, as well as its new ground-based charging solution SRS.

“We are honoured by the renewed confidence of the Nice Metropole, which thereby benefits from Alstom’s extensive range of solutions and expertise. With more than 15 years of experience, Alstom offers reliable and proven power supply solutions.

“In total, Alstom’s electrification solutions provide power to approximately 600 kilometres of lines around the world.”

Line 2 is due to open in 2018.