Stadler to supply 24 TRAMLINK streetcars plus option for 19 more to Jenaer Nahverkehr as part of 24 years contract

Stadler to supply 24 TRAMLINK streetcars plus option for 19 more to Jenaer Nahverkehr as part of 24 years contract

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler, a Swiss train maker with over 75 years of experience, has announced it will deliver 24 streetcars of the TRAMLINK type with an option for up to 19 additional vehicles to Jenaer Nahverkehr, the public transport operator for the German city of Jena, part of Stadtwerke Jena GmbH. As part of the agreement, 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 option for extension for a further 8 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 32 metres, 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 passenger information 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 infrastructure and 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 and Metro product segment.

The total volume of the order without options is around 92 million euros. Around 23.4 million euros of this will come from the European Fund for Regional Development. An additional approximately 21 million euros are to come from state funds. The first streetcars are to go into passenger service from 2023.

About Stadler
Stadler has been building trains for over 75 years. The system provider of rail vehicle construction solutions has its headquarters in Bussnang in Eastern Switzerland. It has a workforce of around 12,000 based in various production and engineering locations as well as more than 40 service locations. The company is conscious of its social responsibility for sustainable mobility and therefore stands for innovative, sustainable and durable quality products. The product range in the field of mainline railways and city transport includes high-speed trains, intercity trains, regional and suburban trains, metros, tramways and trams. Stadler also manufactures main-line locomotives, shunting locomotives and passenger carriages. It is the world’s leading manufacturer in the rack-and-pinion rail vehicle industry.

About Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH
Jenaer Nahverkehr is the operator of local public transport in the city of Jena and a partner in the zentral Thuringia Transport association. Local transport includes buses and trams, lines and networks, stops and workshops, tariffs, special offers and much more. More than 380 employees stand for mobility in the city and deliver targeted service- and mobility- offers to more than 22.5 million passengers a year. Jenaer Nahverkehr was founded in June 1990 from the VEB Städtischer Nahverkehr Jena GmbH. The transport company is part of the Stadtwerke Jena Group.

Media contacts:

Stadler Germany
Silja Kollner
Head of Communications & Marketing
Phone: +49 30 91 91 15 35
Mobile: +49 173 4323494

Stadler Rail Valencia S.A.
Juan Antonio Delgado
Head of Business Development, Marketing and
Phone: +34 96 1415257

Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH
Dr. Anja Tautenhahn
Corporate Communications – Press Spokeswoman
Tel.: +49 3641 688-217
Fax: +49 3641 688-215

SOURCE: Stadler


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