GERMANY: Jena’s municipal transport operator Jenaer Nahverkehr has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 24 trams and maintain them for 24 years, with an option for up to 19 more vehicles and a further eight years of maintenance.
The base order is worth €92m, of which €23·4m will come from the European Fund for Regional Development
The first of the low-floor metre-gauge vehicles from Stadler’s Tramlink range are scheduled to enter service from 2023.
The firm order includes 16 seven-section trams 42 m long, with 75 seats, a capacity of 234 passengers, three multifunctional areas and five wheelchair places.
The other eight trams will be 32 m long five-section vehicles with 46 seats, a capacity of 174 passengers, two multifunctional areas and four wheelchair spaces.
Announcing the order on August 26, Stadler said special attention has been paid to reducing energy consumption, with the bodies to be made of high-strength stainless steel and the large windows to be double-glazed for better insulation.