Alstom delivers its longest Citadis tram to Ireland

Photo: Alstom.
Photo: Alstom.

The first new trams for Luas’ Green line extension has been delivered to Dublin.

The Alstom Citadis trams are 54.6m-long and are the rolling stock manufacturer’s longest model.

Built in La Rochelle, France, it is the first of seven trams that have been purchased for €35 million by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

They will run on the Green line extension of the Dublin tram network, which is part of the Cross City transport project.

Once all seven trams have arrived they will be assembled at Alstom’s site in Sandyford and then undergo safety testing and commissioning. They are expected to enter service in February 2018. 

Alstom UK’s customer and operations director Nick Phillips said: “It is another important milestone in our long and successful partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

“Dublin was amongst the first cities in the world to order our first tram in the Citadis range 15 years ago, and will now be the very first to try our longest model.

“We look forward to starting work on the final assembly and testing so that passengers in Dublin can enjoy these trams.”

Watch half of one of the Citadis trams being transported from Rosslare Europort to Sandyford Depot at night:

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