NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has called tenders for the supply of a collision warning system for its fleet of 155 Siemens Combino trams, saying this would assist tram drivers, help improve road safety in the increasingly busy city and reduce damage to its vehicles.

GVB envisages that cameras or radar systems on the front of a vehicle would provide an audio and visual warning if there were a risk of a collision with another road user or an object on the line.

The call for tenders follows tests using seven trams on Route 17. The intention is that the roll-out across the Combino fleet will be completed by mid-2020.

The 63 new 15G trams that GVB has ordered from CAF are to be supplied with a warning system fitted as standard.