Amsterdam Transport has invited tenders by August 10 for the supply of 95 articulated trams, 29m long and 2400mm wide, with 70% or 100% low-floors. 25 will be designated Type 13G to work the line to IJburg, and the others, classed 14G, are for the existing city tram network. The tender invitation includes an option for Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram to order up to 60 cars of the same design.
CAPTION: On May 8 Kasseler Verkehrs-Gesellschaft took delivery of the first of 22 Type 8NGTW low-floor cars, built by Bombardier Transportation DWA-Bautzen with Kiepe Elektrik traction equipment. With a buffing load of 300 kN and Indusi cab signalling, the 29·3 m long cars meet EBO requirements to operate on railway tracks, including the Baunatal line and the Lossetalbahn to Hessisch Lichtenau which is to become a light rail route from June 27