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Comeca participates to the renovation of Clermont-Ferrand's tramway lines

Published on 13 April 2022

The rolling stock of T2C (Transports en Commun de l'agglomération Clermontoise), which has been in operation since 2006, is being renovated in order to extend the lifespan of the trains by replacing obsolete components and equipment that are in a state of severe wear and tear or have poor reliability. Comeca was involved in the electrical part, including the HV and underframe wiring.

The T2C network in a few figures

 

The T2C (Transport en Commun de l'agglomération Clermontoise) network includes a tramway line and 24 bus lines. This represents 30 million trips per year and 38,800 subscribers using the transport network. The Clermond Auvergne metropolis has delegated the responsibility for transport to the STMC (Syndicat Mixte des Transports en Commun de l'agglomération Clermontoise). Created in 1976, the STMC manages public transport for an urban area of 292,000 inhabitants comprising 23 member municipalities of the agglomeration. The fleet is composed of 25 STE4 trams on tyres, guided by a central rail. 

The tramway renovation project

The T2C's rolling stock, which has been in service since 2006, is being renovated in order to extend the service life of the trams by replacing obsolete components and equipment that are in a state of severe wear and tear or have poor reliability.

Comeca has been responsible for the supply of the roof beams and the XMP roof boxes for the customer TRANSLOHR, between 2003 and 2010. This rolling stock has been supplied to the cities of Clermont-Ferrand, Paris (RATP), Venice and Padua in Italy, Shanghai and Tianjin in China and Medellin in Colombia. 
 
The project with ACC-M concerns the refurbishment of the tramsets originally delivered by Comeca, as the tramsets were 15 years old and a mid-life refurbishment was requested by the operator T2C in the context of a call for tenders.

For the renovation of the tramway A trainsets, Comeca's teams are working on the electrical part, which includes the HV and sub-frame wiring.
Key dates of the project: Award of the contract to Comeca at the end of October 2021
The first tram was delivered in March 2022

All of our teams are proud to participate in this great renovation project for T2C and thank their partners and clients for their trust.