New Generation Metro Trains for Lyon in 2019!
Alstom recently announced the delivery of its new generation of metro trains for the city of Lyon. The new stock will enter into service in 2019 on the TCL network’s metro line B. An order worth 140 million euros was placed for 30 new trains. 18 extra trains have been provisionally ordered.
These new-generation trains will support Lyon’s increasingly dense transport network: 730, 000 trips made every day and the number of passengers is set to grow over the coming years. The new metro will be able to transport up to 325 passengers. They are designed to be 96% recyclable and will have an entirely electrical breaking system and LED lighting, thus reducing energy consumption by 25%. Lyon will be the first city in France to implement these new-generation trains by Alstom.
In the meantime, TCL is testing alternative solutions: double-decker trains and the automatization of line B, enabling the passage of one tram per minute. The TCL is a comprehensive public transport system which offers great coverage of the entire city: 4 metro lines, 5 tram lines and over 100 bus lines plus 2 funicular railways.