posted on 22nd Nov 2022 14:58
On 21 November 2022, Stadler and Transports publics de la région lausannoise (tl) signed a contract for the supply of 10 new TRAMLINKs to be operated on the new tram line between Lausanne and Renens. The contract also includes the supply of spare parts and special tools.
Already six tramway operators in Switzerland have choosen the TRAMLINK. They have been in operation in Lugano since last year and will soon start operating in the canton of Aargau, Basel and Bern. The lausannoise TRAMLINKs will become the first standard gauge vehicles of this family in Switzerland.
With a length of almost 45 m and a width of 2.65 m, they will offer a large passenger capacity of up to 316 persons. They will be fully accessible, offering bright, spacious, barrier-free compartments with wide aisles. They will have three multipurpose areas next to the doors with space reserved for wheelchairs, trolleys and bicycles. Eight double-leaf doors per side, with sliding step to avoid gaps between the platform and the tram, will ensure a fast and safe flow of passengers. Its exclusive interior design, as well as the complete acoustic and thermal insulation of the new trams and their efficient air-conditioning system, will guarantee the comfort and safety of the passengers. The front design will improve pedestrian protection.
Dr. Ansgar Brockmeyer, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing and Deputy Group CEO at Stadler, said: “We are very proud that Lausanne, strongly committed to green and sustainable mobility, has chosen our innovative TRAMLINK for its first tramway line.“