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World: Issue Issue 07 28 Dec 2009

Manufacturers demonstrate new ways to cut overheads

Outside the Nice exhibition hall delegates could view the wireless operation of trams through the centre of the city.

In 2004 CANCA, the city’s transport authority, asked Alstom, the French train and tram builder, to provide the material for three tram lines covering 40km of track by 2015, while limiting the number of poles and overhead contact lines to a minimum. The result was the supply of 20 Citadis trams equipped with batteries that glide unobtrusively through the historic...

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