GERMANY: Stadtwerke Augsburg has awarded Stadler a €57m contract to supply 11 low-floor trams.

The contract announced on October 1 includes options for 16 more vehicles, as well as 16 years of maintenance. Stadler says that this is its first tram maintenance contract in Germany. Stadtwerke Augsburg staff will carry out maintenance work at the operator’s workshops on behalf of Stadler.

The unidirectional seven-section Tramlink vehicles will be 42 m long with capacity for 231 passengers including 86 seated. They are expected to enter passenger service from 2022 and will be needed for the planned extension of Route 3.