Stadler wins tender for eleven trams from Stadtwerke Augsburg
Stadtwerke Augsburg awarded Stadler the contract to supply eleven TRAMLINK trams. Another part of the contract is the maintenance of the vehicles over a period of 16 years. The order volume amounts to 57 million Euros. The contract also contains an option for the delivery of another 16 trams.
Stadtwerke Augsburg order eleven TRAMLINK vehicles from Stadler. According to contract the seven-part unidirectional trains enter into service on the lines of Bavarias second largest tram system from 2022 onwards. The fully low-floor accessible and barrier-free vehicles are 42 meters long and can accommodate 231 passengers, of which 86 on seats.
In addition to the delivery of the trams Stadler is responsible for the maintenance of the vehicles over a period of 16 years. The company cooperates with Stadtwerke Augsburg, whose employees will carry out the maintenance work in the in-house workshops on behalf of Stadler. The procurement of the new trams is an essential contribution to the modernization and planned expansion of the Augsburger tram network. The new trams will play a major role in the expansion of Line 3 and will be a significant improvement in passenger comfort.
«We are sure that the TRAMLINK is the ideal vehicle for our needs. With Stadler we have gained an experienced and proven partner», says the managing director of Stadtwerke Augsburg, Dr. Walter Casazza. «In the Europe-wide invitation to tender, Stadler submitted the offer that best met our previously formulated performance criteria for technology, equipment and cost effectiveness.»
«We are very pleased to supply the trams to the Bavarian metropolitan region with the order of Stadtwerke Augsburg. By this the TRAMLINK will be in operation for the first time in the Free State of Bavaria from 2022 onwards», says Christoph Klaes, Sales Manager LRV and Metro Stadler Group.