Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Alstom lands LRT contract with Casablanca

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Alstom SA has been awarded a 190 million euro ($282 million) contract to supply 74 Citadis light rail vehicles to Casa Transports, the public transport opeator in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, for the city’s new LRT system. Alstom will build, operate, and maintain the cars.

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The contract, stretches over 15 years. Alstom’s Citadis cars, in married pairs, will be similar in configuration to the trainsets it has under construction for use in Rabat, the nation’s capital. The Casablanca cars will begin entering service in December 2012, Alstom says.