Stadler has supplied six Tango high-floor trams to Bochum-Gelsenkirchen tram operator Bogestra.

GERMANY: Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG signed a €77m order for 20 Tango light rail vehicles with Stadler Pankow on January 26. Deliveries will begin in 2012.

Comparable to the operator’s existing fleet of DT8 LRVs, delivered since 1985 by various suppliers, the two-section high-floor Tango cars will be 38·6 m long and 2 650 mm wide with a top speed of 80 km/h. The air-conditioned interior will have 108 seats and space for 144 standees, with four doors per side.

Stadler Rail Group says it has now sold 110 Tango trams and 246 Variobahn vehicles.

‘This order confirms that we are accepted as an established market provider of trams and Light Rail Vehicles’, said Michael Daum, Director, Stadler Pankow GmbH.