Alstom to lean on experience for Lusail tram

The company has worked on numerous transport projects

Picture for illustrative purposes only.
Picture for illustrative purposes only.

Alstom will benefit from its previous experience working on public transport systems when it comes to the Lusail tram network, according to a company official.

Alstom will provide the tramway system, which includes the design, manufacturing, commissioning and servicing of 35 Citadis tramways, power supply equipment (substations, catenary and APS), signalling and trackworks.

“The main challenge is the 19km long catenary-less section, and we will provide its APS technology, which was been developed for the first time in 2003 for Bordeaux in France and has also been deployed in several other cities during recent years,” said Thierry Alby, responsible for business development for Alstom in the MEA region.

“In addition, climatic conditions in Qatar are very severe because of the temperature and sand, but Alstom benefits from its previous experience on similar projects in the region.”

Alstom has worked on tramway systems in 25 cities across the world.

Alstom will also be paying close attention to Qatar’s rail infrastructure projects, Alby added, with a view to competing for more work.

The four-line network will cross the city covering a distance of 33km, including 7km underground, and 37 stations.

The system is expected to enter commercial service from 2018.

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