Alstom to work on Lusail tramway

01 July 2014

ALSTOM, as part of a consortium, has been awarded a contract by Qatar Railways Company to supply a turnkey tramway system for a four-line tram network in Lusail, Qatar.

The contract was signed in Paris in the presence of the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, French president François Hollande and Patrick Kron, Alstom chairman and CEO. Alstom’s share of the contract is around 750 million euros ($1.02 billion) including options for additional tramways.

The 4-line network will cross the city covering a distance of 33 km, including 7 km underground and 37 stations. The system is expected to enter commercial service from 2018.

Alstom will provide the city of Lusail with its fully integrated tramway system including the design, manufacturing, commissioning and servicing of 35 Citadis tramways, power supply equipment (substations, catenary and APS), signalling and trackworks.

The Citadis tram for Lusail will be 32 m long. It will offer high-end comfort to passengers, thanks to enhanced communications with passenger information and security systems both at stations and on-board. The tramways will be fully low floor to enable easier access for all passengers.

Alstom Transport has equipped more than 25 cities with tramway turnkey solutions.

Lusail will be the second tramway system deployed in the Gulf countries by Alstom with APS technology.

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