Another win for Stadler in Poland: MPK Kraków, the city of Cracow’s public transport provider, has ordered additional low-floor trams from Stadler. For that purpose, a framework agreement for the delivery of up to 60 new trams has been signed. Combined with the previous order from January 2018, Stadler will now deliver a total of up to 110 vehicles to Cracow.
Following the positive rating of the offer from Stadler, a framework agreement for the delivery of 60 TANGO Kraków Lajkonik II trams and two implementation contracts for the delivery of 10 and 25 vehicles were signed today. The value of the framework contract is approximately 120 million Swiss francs. Delivery of the vehicles is expected to take place in mid-2023. MPK Kraków had received the proposal from Stadler in September 2019 which was the only offer in this process.
The ordered trams will be a continuation of the TANGO Kraków Lajkonik series which is currently being produced. These trams are low-floor, three-part vehicles with four bogies. The entrance are 1.40 meters wide and ensure a fast passenger exchange. The vehicle front is designed to protect pedestrians. The new trams offer more low floor space as well as more room for people in wheelchairs. Special backrests for standing room are a new solution. With 75 seats and 163 standing places, the trams provide enough space for up to 238 passengers at the same time. The vehicles will be equipped with air conditioning, a ticket vending machine, a passenger information system, a monitoring system, USB connections for charging smartphones and a passenger counting system. The ergonomic cabin and the comfortable armchair ensure convenient working conditions for drivers.
The trams for Cracow are environmentally friendly thanks to a recuperation system which enables brake energy to be reused. In addition, two trams will be equipped for operation without an external power supply, while the others will be prepared for the future use of this solution.
International rail vehicle construction company, Stadler, is headquartered in Bussnang in Eastern Switzerland. Founded in 1942, it has a workforce of almost 11 000 based in various production and over 40 service locations. Stadler provides a comprehensive range of products in the heavy and urban transport segments: High-speed trains, intercity trains, regional and commuter heavy rail trains, underground trains, tram trains and trams. Stadler also manufactures main-line locomotives, shunting locomotives and passenger carriages, including the most powerful diesel-electric locomotive in Europe. It is the world’s leading manufacturer in the rack-and-pinion rail vehicle industry.