Adaptable, aesthetic and economical: the Alstom Citadis range is the definitive, world-acknowledged urban tram and light rail vehicle solution that will transcend . Citadis is a class of low-floor trams developed by France based transportation company Alstom. It is built on a standard platform which can be easily customised . At the start of this year, French multinational company Alstom revealed its next generation of Citadis trams, the X
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Alstom Citadis – Wikipedia
The Citadis is a family of low-floor trams streetcars and light rail vehicles built by Alstom. As of [update]over 2, Citadis trams have been sold and 1, tramways are in revenue service throughout the world, with operations in all six inhabited continents. The Citadis family includes both partial and citadi low-floor trams and LRVs, in versions with three 20xfive 30xseven 40xand nine 50x sections.
It comprises the following standard variants:. Like most trams, Citadis vehicles are usually powered by overhead electric wires collected by a pantographbut the trams in several places do not use pantograph current collection entirely.
Other places, such as Torontouse a trolley pole. The most popular solution is Alstom’s proprietary ground-level power supply APS, first used in Bordeaux and subsequently in AngersReimsOrleansToursDubaiJaneiroand in the future, Sydneyconsisting of a type of third rail which is only powered while it is completely covered by a tram so that there is no risk of a person or animal coming into contact with a live rail.
On the networks in France and in Sydney, the citasis switch to conventional overhead wires in outer areas,  but the Dubai vehicles are the first to employ APS for its entire passenger length although they are still equipped with pantographs for use in the maintenance depot. Another option is to use citadjs batteries to store electrical power, allowing brief periods of catenary-free operation without the need to install special infrastructure.
The Citadis trams in Nice operate off a set of nickel metallic hydride batteries in two large open spaces where overhead wires would be an eyesore. The Regio-Citadis can also be built as a dual-voltage or electro-diesel vehicle with various configurations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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