GERMANY: Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH has ordered seven Tramino II trams from a joint venture of Stadler Pankow and Solaris. Deliveries are due to begin in 2019, with half of the €18·9m cost to be met through the Niedersachsen Land transport agency LNVG.

The unidirectional Tramino Braunschweig II is an updated version of Solaris’ Tramino vehicle. The 100% low-floor four-section trams will be 35·7 m long with capacity for 204 passengers, including 79 seated. Unlike the earlier Tramino model, they will have two wheelchair spaces instead of one.

Braunschweig already has 18 Tramino vehicles in service, which were supplied by Solaris under a €33·1m contract signed in 2012.