Luas trams.

IRELAND: The Railway Procurement agency has ordered a further eight Alstom Citadis trams for use on Dublin 's Luas network from early 2010.

The €21m contract announced on December 1 is an option on a March 2007 agreement. Alstom has previously supplied Dublin with 40 Citadis cars, and another 18 are currently under construction at La Rochelle.

The latest Dublin option means that a total of 1 180 Citadis cars have now been ordered by 29 cities.