Stadler and Transports publics genevois sign contract for 38 TRAMLINK vehicles to expand the tram network in Geneva
Stadler and the Geneva public transport company Transports publics genevois (TPG) today signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 38 TRAMLINK trams. The contract includes an option for up to 25 additional vehicles. The new trams are intended for the expansion of the route network planned by TPG. The start of operation of the first TRAMLINK vehicles is scheduled for 2025.
Following the awarding of the contract in the summer of 2022, it is now definite: Transports publics genevois (TPG) and Stadler today signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 38 TRAMLINK trams with an option for up to 25 additional vehicles. The first vehicles in the series are expected to operate on the tram network in Geneva from the end of 2025. Stadler and TPG are continuing their long-standing partnership for more than 10 years after the delivery of a total of 41 TANGO trams in several tranches.
The bi-directional TRAMLINK vehicles, which are 44 metres long and 2.3 metres wide, can transport up to 250 passengers and are perfectly adapted to the TPG infrastructure. Each TRAMLINK tram has a built-in HVAC system that runs on the natural refrigerant CO2. This helps to ensure environmentally friendly operation and promotes the climate plan adopted by the Geneva Cantonal Council. In addition, the trams have a low-floor design so that they remain accessible throughout. Even the areas above the bogies can be reached without ramps or steps. Thanks to the innovative bogies with continuous axles, the TRAMLINK vehicles operate quietly and comfortably. The separate standing and seating compartments create a pleasant feeling of spaciousness, while the multifunctional zones provide place for wheelchairs and bicycles. What is more, large windows contribute to the high level of passenger comfort. Stadler developed the modern design of this TRAMLINK model with a special front especially for TPG.
“We are pleased that Transports publics genevois has once again chosen Stadler for the expansion of its vehicle fleet. The impressive TRAMLINK trams operate efficiently, ensuring a sustainable and comfortable travel experience. We would like to thank Transports publics genevois for their trust in us and look forward to successfully continuing our partnership,” says Christian König, Deputy Head of Sales & Marketing of Stadler.
With the procurement of the new TRAMLINK from Stadler, TPG is renewing its existing fleet and laying the foundation for future line extensions of the tram network.