The day finally arrived: On the 30th of June, the new Citadis X05 tram was inaugurated in Nice. The premiere also featured Alstom’s innovative charging and energy storage technologies.
The inauguration runs took place on the Cadam-Magnan section of line 2 of the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur. The 44-metre-long Citadis trams welcomed their first passengers, offering a 10% increase inpassenger capacity, a 20% increase in the passenger exchange rate at stations, as well as preventive preventive maintenance costs reduction of 20%.
This is also the very first commissioning of the SRS ground-based static charging technology, as well as the Citadis Ecopack energy storage system. Both systems allow the tram to circulate without overhead contact lines, guaranteeing safety throughout the entire journey.
— Alstom France (@AlstomFrance) July 4, 2018