Halle Stadler Tina tram impression (3)

GERMANY: Halle city transport operator HAVAG has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 56 TINA 100% low-floor trams for entry into service from late 2025.

The €168m contract signed on August 23 covers 39 Type MGT-M trams which will be 30 m long with 64 seats and will have a capacity of 166 passengers, and 17 Type MGT-XL trams which will be 45 m long with 96 seats and a capacity of 267 passengers.

Halle Stadler Tina tram contract

The TINA trams will gradually replace the majority of the MGT6D fleet which dates from 1996-2001.

HAVAG Chairman Vinzenz Schwarz said the new trams would offer ’an air-conditioned passenger space which doesn’t overheat in the warm months, quiet travel comfort, larger doorways, no steps in the entire vehicle, wider aisles, improved handholds, modern information systems and innovative driver assistance systems including for collision warning’.

Halle Stadler Tina tram interior impression

The trams will also feature cash-free ticket machines, CCTV and locally-developed BIOS technology which provides information and orientation for visually impaired passengers.

The cabs will larger than on older trams, with space for a trainee driver, a separate entrance door and cameras instead of rear view mirrors.

Halle Stadler Tina tram impression wheelchair user

The order is being funded by grants from the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt (45%) and the city of Halle (15%) and a contribution from municipal services operator Stadtwerke Halle (40%).

‘People opt for local public transport more often when the basic conditions are good, and the offer is attractive and comfortable. And that is exactly what the new tram vehicles guarantee here in Halle’, said Sven Haller, Secretary in the Ministry for Infrastructure & Digital.

Halle Stadler Tina tram impression (1)

HAVAG is the fourth customer for Stadler’s Total Integrierter Niederflur-Antrieb (‘Total Integrated Low-Floor Drive’) tram design, after launch customer HEAG Mobilo in Darmstadt, Baselland Transport and Rostocker Strassenbahn.