The municipal authorities of Leipzig have awarded a contract for the supply of five Tramino trams with an option for a further 36 units to Polish manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach. The order is estimated to be worth €7.7 million.
The contract has been awarded by the municipal transport authority Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH (LVB). Deliveries of the rolling stock are to begin in September 2016, and be completed by the end of 2020, reports local news site Eurailpress.de. The trams will be adapted for a 1,458 mm track gauge.
The procurement marks the third tram order secured by Solaris in Germany. In 2011, the firm signed a deal to supply five 29.3-metre-long Traminos to Jena, and a year later, Solaris inked a contract to deliver 18 trams to Braunschweig, which ordered 35.7-metre-long units, the longest Traminos which have been built to date.
In the Polish market, 22 units of the Tramino were supplied to Poznan in 2012, and in 2015, the city of Olsztyn is to obtain 15 bi-directional, 29-metre-long trams enabled with a capacity for some 230 passengers, according to data from Solaris.
The trams for Leipzig will be fitted with a length of 45 metres and a width of 2.3 metres. At least 70% of the rolling stock’s surface is to be low-floor.
The Tramino is made at the firm’s plants in Sroda Wielkopolska and Poznan, both located in Poland. Solaris says its tram is fitted with various state-of-the-art solutions designed to decrease Tramino’s power consumption and safeguard its reliability on all kinds of tracks. The tram’s designers were focused on ensuring an efficient air flow in both the driver’s cabin and the passenger compartment.
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