Paris-Orly tram on test

Dynamic testing of the first Citadis X05 low-floor LRV for Paris light rail line T9 is underway at Alstom’s plant in La Rochelle, France.

Ile-de-France Mobility awarded Alstom a €70m contract in November 2016 to supply 22 45m-long LRVs for the 10km line from Porte de Choisy in Paris to Vitry-sur-Seine, Choisy-le-Roi and Orly, which will open at the end of 2020.

The vehicles will be the first trams in Paris to carry the new Ile-de-France Mobility livery. The line is also the first conventional tram line in Ile-de-France that will not be operated by Paris Transport Authority (RATP).

Keolis was confirmed as the line’s operator on July 3 with the contract due to run until 2022.