Alstom awarded Florence Tram contract

Alstom awarded Florence Tram contract

Alstom, in partnership with Hitachi Rail and ComNet, has been awarded a €99 million contract by the Municipality of Florence to expand the city's tram network. The project includes the construction of two sections of Line 4, totalling over 11 kilometres and 24 stops.

The first section, Line 4.2 (Campi Bisenzio-Piagge), spans 5.3 kilometres and 11 stops, connecting Le Piagge station to San Donnino and the centre of Campi Bisenzio. The consortium will be responsible for building the tracks, catenary, substations, and lighting system for this stretch.

"We are delighted to be able to contribute to intensifying Florence's transport system with the construction of more than 11 kilometres of tramway line in addition to what has already been achieved for Line 2," said Michele Viale, General Manager of Alstom in Italy and President and CEO of Alstom Ferroviaria.

The contract also includes an option for the second section, Line 4.1 (Piagge-Leopolda), which will be 6.3 kilometres long with 13 stops and connect Line 4.2 with the city centre.

"We are highly pleased with the agreement reached in this contract, confirming our expertise in the development of sustainable and efficient suburban mobility.

“We are delighted to be able to contribute to intensifying Florence's transport system with the construction of more than 11 kilometres of tramway line in addition to what has already been achieved for Line 2." said Michele Viale, General Manager of Alstom in Italy and President and CEO of Alstom Ferroviaria.

She added: "By signing this new contract, we fortify our expertise in providing innovative solutions for local public transport, once again recognised."

The project will be financed by Italy's National Recovery and Resilience Plan, and will be executed by Alstom's System & Infrastructure team in Rome. The electric traction components will be designed and supplied by the company's Valmadrera, Lecco, site.

It is hoped that the expansion will help with the city’s congestion and air quality in a city which welcomes 15 million tourists each year and help with the urban mobility of the city’s residents.

Photo: Alstom

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