GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchen tram operator Bogestra has taken delivery of the first of 30 Stadler Variobahn low-floor trams. These were ordered in 2004 under a €80m contract which included six Tango high-floor cars (RG 10.07 p602). The metre-gauge trams are 29·62 m long and 2 300 mm wide, weigh 38·5 tonnes and have 68 seats.