GERMANY: Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV took delivery of two Variotram trams from Helsinki transport operator HKL on July 19. These are being tested on the networks in Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen to assess their suitability for the region.

RNV will test the 100% low-floor trams until the end of January, and there is an option to extend the trial period by six months.