SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles.
The contract, which is expected to be finalised in September, would be worth SFr125m, including spare parts.
The seven-section steel-bodied trams will be 45·5 m long and 2 300 mm wide, with one unpowered and four powered metre-gauge bogies and a maximum speed of 80 km/h. They will have 103 seats, including seven folding seats, and a total capacity of 263 passengers.
The trams will have large panoramic windows and eight wide double leaf doors. They will be 100% compliant with Swiss accessibility legislation, being 85% low-floor with step-free access between the front and rear passenger doors and the possibility of retrofitting sliding access ramps.
The trams will be equipped with CCTV and air-conditioning, as well as a collision warning system similar to that to be used on LRVs ordered for the Waldenburgerbahn.