INAUGURATION OF RATP LINE T6
Mr. Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the STIF and the Ile-de-France Region; Pierre Mongin, Chief Executive Officer of the RATP; Ana Giros, President of New Translohr (NTL) and Chief Executive of Alstom Transport France; and Olivier Bachelet, Chief Executive of NTL, inaugurated the T6 line of the Ile-de-France tramway connecting Châtillon to Viroflay on Saturday, December 13.
28 Translohr tramways on tyres will travel on this new line. They were ordered by the RATP from NTL in December 2007. The T6 line serves 21 stations over a distance of 14 kilometers, including 1.6 underground. It connects six communes: Châtillon, Clamart, Fontenay-aux-Roses, Meudon, Vélizy-Villacoublay, and Viroflay, and is expected to carry up to 90,000 passengers a day.
The Translohr tram for the T6 line is 46 metres long and can accommodate up to 255 passengers. It offers a unique ability to integrate into the environment: The footprint devoted to the tramways in small, with a short turning radius (10.5 m). Additionally, the additional motors enable the tram to overcome steep grades (up to 13%) like the passage near the Viroflay tunnel. Thanks to its guidance system installed on the central rail, the Translohr tram is silent and comfortable.
121 Translohr trams on tyres are currently in service worldwide (Shanghai, Tianjin, Padua, Venice-Mestre, and soon Medellín) and in France (Clermont-Ferrand, Ile-de-France), and 138 have been ordered around the world.