Avignon tramway on test
FRANCE: Test running has started on the Avignon tramway, ahead of planned opening to passengers in October.
The 5·4 km route from Porte Saint-Roche in the city centre to Saint-Chamand in the southeast will serve 10 stops, offering an end-to-end journey time of 15 min.
Civil works were undertaken by a consortium led by NGE Group subsidiary TSO and including Alstom, Guintoli, EHTP and Agilis. Alstom and TSO supplied trackwork, overhead wires and an electrical substation.
Alstom is supplying a fleet of 14 Citadis X05 compact trams, the first of which arrived in Avignon in November. The three-section trams have a capacity of 140 passengers and are being assembled at Alstom’s La Rochelle factory.