New Streetcars for Jena
Stadler Wins EU Tender Stadler receives an order from Jenaer Nahverkehrfor the delivery of 24 streetcars of the TRAMLINK type with an option for up to 19 additional vehicles
The order for the new vehicles also includes a framework contract for maintenance and spare parts supply for the vehicles over a period of 24 years with an optional extension for a further 8 years.
Jena's local public transport company has awarded Stadler the contract for the delivery of 24 streetcars with an option for up to 19 additional TRAMLINK vehicles. In addition, Stadler will take over the maintenance of the streetcars for 24 years with an optional extension of up to 8 more years.
The metre-gauge streetcars are designed to meet the needs of the city of Jena and its passengers in equal measure. The supply contract includes streetcars in two different vehicle lengths. 16 vehicles are designed in seven sections and, with a vehicle length of around 42 metres, offer space for 234 passengers, 75 of whom are seated. There are five seats for wheelchair users in the three multifunctional areas.
Eight vehicles are designed as five-section streetcars and, with a vehicle length of 32metres, have space for 174 passengers with 46 seats. In the shorter version, there are two multifunctional areas with a total of four wheelchair spaces. The low-floor vehicles are equipped with five or six doors on each side. The modern passengerinformation system is visible from every seat. The customised design improves accessibility for people with reduced mobility and guarantees safety and comfort for passengers and drivers alike.
“The new trains are an important investment for public transport and for the climate-friendly future of our city on the Saale. In the long term, they will ensure the environmentally-friendly mobility of our residents –with sufficient space and heightened comfort. The TRAMLINK is a modern and modular multi-joint streetcar vehicle. It is characterised by an innovative axle bogie, which enables a quiet and comfortable ride”, says Steffen Gundermann, Managing Director of Jena's local public transport system.
“We are delighted with the order from Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH. The TRAMLINK is a tried-and-tested streetcar vehicle that is successfully in operation in four countries. Its high degree of adaptability to the existing infrastructureand its respective needs makes it a particularly attractive vehicle for inner-city transport”, says Patrick Sefzik, Head of Sales for streetcars, light rail vehicles and subway trains at Stadler. " In the case of the streetcars for Jena, special attention was paid to reducing energy consumption. For example, the car body structure is made of high-strength stainless steel and the large panes of the passenger compartment are double-glazed for better insulation”, says Christoph Klaes, head of Stadler's LRV andMetro product segment.
The total volume of the order without options is around 92millioneuros. Around 23.4 million euros of this will come from the European Fund for Regional Development. An additional approximately 21millioneuros are to come from state funds. The first streetcars are to go into passenger service from 2023.