STADLER'S TRAMLINK STARTS REGULAR SERVICES IN BERN
The order, placed at the end of 2019, comprises 20 bi-directional vehicles and 7 one-way vehicles to be delivered between 2023 and 2025.
BERNMOBIL started regular services with the TRAMLINK in the Swiss capital after a test phase lasting several months. The first Stadler TRAMLINK were officially handed over to BERNMOBIL and presented to the public at the Open Day at the Bolligenstrasse tram depot on 28 October 2023. The new trams replace existing vehicles that are reaching the end of their useful life. The first five vehicles are already in Bern.
BERNMOBIL's new TRAMLINKs have been designed to meet the mobility needs and infrastructure requirements of the Swiss capital. The first thing that attracts attention is the vehicle's elegant exterior design and its bright, spacious, barrier-free interior. With wooden seats and large multifunctional areas for wheelchairs or pushchairs next to the doors, the unique interior design serves the comfort of the passengers.
As main innovations, these vehicles incorporate a modern passenger information system, rear cameras instead of rear mirrors, an efficient air conditioning system that works by measuring the CO2 in the passenger compartment to minimize energy consumption and a brake assistance system for collision avoidance. In addition, the TRAMLINK features innovative bogies with real axles for smooth and comfortable driving through the narrow streets of its historic centre with small radius curves. For all these details, the TRAMLINK for BERNMOBIL has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2023.