Greece’s capital city is set to launch 25 new state-of-the-art trams, which are scheduled to operate in Athens and Piraeus in the next couple of years and with the idea of extending the service even further, says Attiko Metro.
Transport company Alstom was named concessionaire for the project, and will also manufacture and supply the rail vehicles, provide on-site testing, training and warranty services, as well as spare parts.
The new trams are the Citadis X05 model – currently used in Avignon, Sydney, Nice, and Paris, is a low-floor tram with double doors for easier accessibility consisting of five wagons and able to transport 294 passengers.
“Following the completion of the competition, Alstom will soon begin the construction of the tram cars that will join the network in two years’ time,” said Yannis Milopoulos, Attiko Metro SA Chairman
The cost of the urban transport project is set to reach 50 million euros.