GERMANY: Stadler has delivered the first of 24 Tramlink low-floor trams that it is building for the metre-gauge network in Jena.
The tram was delivered from the Valencia factory in two parts, arriving at municipal transport operator Jenaer Nahverkehr’s Burgau depot on May 5.
The €92m order placed in August 2020 covers 16 seven-section trams 42 m long and eight five-section vehicles 32 m long, along with 24 years of maintenance by the manufacturer. The contract includes options for up to 19 more trams and a further eight years of maintenance.
The longer trams have six doors on each side and spaces for four wheelchairs or pushchairs and bicycles in three multifunctional areas. The shorter ones have five doors per side and two multifunctional areas.
Stadler expects to deliver 12 of the trams this year, with the first vehicles entering service from Q3. The remaining 12 will follow next year.