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Stadler Is To Deliver Trams To The Netherlands For The First Time

posted on 16th Dec 2022 14:48

On 16 December 2022, following the tender award decision in October, the Dutch public transport company HTM of Den Haag and Stadler signed the contract for 56 new TINA trams with an option for further vehicles. The innovative vehicle concept will now be used outside the German-speaking region for the first time. The new TINAs are intended to start passenger service from 2026.

The bi-directional 70 km/h three-car vehicles are 36.5 m long and 2.65 m wide, have four bogies and an starting acceleration 1,2 m/s2. They offer space for 237 passengers and an operate in multiple. The digital and intuitive Uni-Board in the driver’s cab makes it easier for the drivers to operate the tram, so that they can concentrate fully on the road traffic.

The abbreviation TINA stands for “Total Integrated Low-Floor Drive” in German and describes the vehicle’s consistent focus on passenger comfort. The rotating bogie ensures a pleasantly smooth ride, for example. At the same time, the entire vehicle is completely accessible and has a low floor throughout. The spacious multifunctional compartments offer plenty of room for passengers in wheelchairs.

Stadler makes optimum use of the interior dimensions with its clever arrangement and design of seats and handrails. This creates an open feeling of space inside the vehicle thanks to its generous aisle width. The high interior and large panoramic windows add to the feeling of comfort. With their energy-efficient drive, the TINA trams also help to improve the environmental footprint of local public transport even further.

Ansgar Brockmeyer, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing and Deputy Group CEO of Stadler, said:  “We are proud to be able to supply trams to the Netherlands for the first time following the order from HTM. This is the fifth time we have successfully sold our innovative and particularly passenger-friendly latest-generation tram within a short time since its market launch.“

The new trams will run from 2026 on Lines 1, 6 and 12 and will replace the red-beige GTL8 trams. 


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