SPAIN: Vossloh España has begun testing of a prototype Tramlink light rail vehicle at its Albuixech plant outside Valencia. Developed at a cost of €20m, Tramlink is designed for both surface and underground operations; Spanish metre-gauge operator FEVE has ordered four units for the future tram-train network in León.
Built from stainless steel, the 32 m long five-section prototype weighs 40·8 tonnes and can accommodate a total of 197 passengers, with seats for 48. There are four double and two single-leaf doors per side.
Taking traction current at 750 V DC, Tramlink is equipped with four 105 kW traction motors and has a maximum speed of 70 km/h.
FEVE has an option for a further four vehicles, while 13 have been ordered for Rostock in Germany. Valencia regional operator FGV may be among future customers.