First Siemens Avenio tram enters passenger service
GERMANY: The first Siemens Avenio tram entered passenger service on September 17 on Route 19 in München.
It had been publicly unveiled in the city in November 2013, following an order from München utility body SWM in September 2012. Eight Avenio vehicles are starting to enter service alongside the Bombardier/Siemens Type R3.3 and Stadler Variobahn Type S fleets.
The 100% low-floor four-section tram is 36·85 m long and 2 300 mm wide, with a capacity of 220 passengers.