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Paris trams keep expanding

01 Feb 2003

PARIS transport operator RATP has put the first of 13 Alstom Citadis 302 LRVs into service on Line T2 between La Défense and Issy-Val de Seine, and in December it ordered a second batch of 13 cars worth €21m for delivery in 2004. The route's existing Alstom TSF cars will be transferred to Line T1 between Saint-Denis and Bobigny, where an extension to Noisy-le-Sec is due to open this year.

Further expansion of the light rail network is envisaged in an ambitious plan to boost public transport and reduce the number of private cars in the centre of Paris, unveiled by Mayor Bertrand Delano