Impression of Vossloh Citylink NET 2012 tram-train for Karslruhe.

GERMANY: Vossloh has won a €75m contract to supply Karlsruhe transport operators VBK and AVG with 25 Citylink NET 2012 tram-train vehicles from October 2013.

The deal signed on October 25 includes an option for up to 50 more of the low-floor cars. They are to be supplied through a partnership between Vossloh Rail Vehicles in Valencia and electrical equipment supplier Vossloh Kiepe in Düsseldorf.

The three-section steel-bodied tram-trains will incorporate extensive crashworthiness design elements and provision for regenerative braking. Top speed will be 80 km/h, with the four bogies having pneumatic secondary suspension. The air-conditioned interior will have 104 seats cantilevered from the sides for easy cleaning.

  • Frankfurt operator VGF has ordered a further 10 Type S low-floor trams from Bombardier; six of these are an option on a previous order.

Vossloh Citylink NET 2012 for Karlsruhe

Length, m 37·20
Width, m 2·65
Mass, tonnes 57·5
Max speed, km/h 80
Seats 104
Standing places 120
Gauge, mm 1 435