Selected rolling stock


At the end of 2010, after a bidding procedure, SIEMENS SAS was appointed for the supply of a new type of rolling stock : CityVal. This automatic metro was preferred to 2 other solutions : the Val by SIEMENS, which is already used on line a, and the LIM by BOMBARDIER.

First, each train are made up of 2 jointed metro cars of a total lenght of 22.4m, with possibility to transfer from one metro car to another. In futur, the increase of Line b attendance (over 9,000 trips per day and direction, representing 200,000 trips per day) would need the addition of a third train.

CITYVAL FEATURES :

- Total lenght (2 jointed metro car) : 22.4m
- Width : 2.65m
- Capacity : 179 persons including 26 seats : 8 adjustable seats and 1 space for Person with Reduced Mobility
- Maximal speed : 80km/h
- Average operating speed (stops at the stations included) : 36km/h
- Unloaded weight : 32,390 tons
- Loaded weight : 45,880 tons
- 25 trains made of 2 metro cars - Possibility to add a third one
- Journey time from one end of the line to the other : about 21 minutes

> Transport capacity :
- 4,000 trips/hour/direction at commissioning (110,000 trips/day) with 2 jointed metro cars
- 9,000 trips/hour/direction, increasing train frequency (200,000 trips/day) with 2 metro cars
- 15,000 trips/hour/direction with 3 metro cars