STUTTGARTER Straßenbahn AG announced on July 5 that it intends to start a mid-life refit for around a third of its 164-strong fleet of LRVs.

The 60 cars in the DT8.4 to DT8.9 series, which are coming up to 20 years old, will be fully refurbished and brought up to the same standards as the latest DT8.11 series, according to Technical Director Wolfgang Arnold. Two or three prototypes are to be rebuilt next year in SSB’s M