Stadler is to deliver trams to the Netherlands for the first time
The Dutch public transport company HTM in The Hague and Stadler today signed a contract for the delivery of 56 TINA trams. The contract also includes an option for additional vehicles. This is the first time Stadler has received a tram order from the Netherlands. The new TINA trams are intended for use on the public transport network in The Hague from 2026.
Following the tender award decision in October, HTM and Stadler today signed the contract for 56 new TINA trams with an option for further vehicles. Stadler has therefore once again emerged as the winner of an international public tender and has already received the fifth order for its latest-generation tram. The innovative vehicle concept will now be used outside the German-speaking region for the first time. The commissioning of the first TINA trams for The Hague is scheduled for 2026.
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.
“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. Our TINA trams will enable passengers in the government city on the North Sea to experience a new dimension in comfort and sustainable transport,” says Dr. Ansgar Brockmeyer, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing and Deputy Group CEO of Stadler.
“HTM is very pleased with the purchase of the new, wider and modern trams of Stadler. With these trams HTM offers our passengers accessible and comfortable public transportation, and is well equipped for the future of modern mobility”, said Jaap Bierman, CEO of HTM
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.
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. In addition to comfort, passengers and road users in The Hague will therefore benefit from a high standard of safety. The three-part compositions are each 36.5 metres long and offer space for 237 passengers. As HTM can operate the vehicles in double traction if required, capacity will be doubled on busy lines and at peak times. With a top speed of 70 km/h, the vehicle moves quickly, ensuring an attractive and competitive local public transport service.