Paris tramway T1 stop (Photo: RATP)

FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP have selected Alstom for a framework contract to supply up to 120 trams worth €310m.

There will be a firm order for 37 to replace the current Route T1 fleet which entered service from 1992. The 83 optional trams could be ordered to increase services and operate on future extensions.

The trams will have six double doors per side, easy access for people with reduced mobility, air-conditioning, dynamic audio-visual passenger information, USB sockets, LED lighting and CCTV.

They will have 15% higher capacity than the current fleet, and an onboard passenger counting system. Energy consumption will be 30% lower than the current vehicles.

Île-de-France Mobilités is to put forward three exterior and interior styling proposals for public consultation.