Stadler to deliver latest generation trams to Rostock
Stadler will deliver 28 TINA trams to Rostocker Straßenbahnen AG. (RSAG) The contract is the third order for Stadler latest generation of trams.
RSAG and Stadler have today signed a contract for the delivery of 28 TINA (German acronym for “total integrated low-floor drive”) tram railcars, with the new model demonstrating a focus on passenger comfort. The three-part, fully air-conditioned two-way trams can accommodate 221 passengers, 75 of them seated. The vehicle is around 32 metres long, and features a spacious interior, large panoramic windows and an integrated passenger information system. The flow-floor, step-free vehicles include allocated space for push-chairs and bicycles in four dedicated multi-purpose areas. Maximum headroom, as well as panoramic windows with unobstructed views create a light, airy atmosphere. Passengers can charge their mobile devices during the journey using the USB charging ports, modern information screens are installed to keep passenger up to date and there is wifi throughout. Like all RSAG-vehicles, the new trains are fitted with video surveillance and an on-board ticket-machine. Four specially designed bogies guarantee the smooth running of the vehicle and also protect wheels and rails. The tram has an integrated collision warning system.
The new vehicles are gradually replacing some of the 6N1 trams, which date back to 1994-1996 and are being phased out after around 30 years of continuous service. In advance the award was prepared as part of a Europe-wide tender and concluded in accordance with the legal regulations.
In accordance with the contract, the first trams will be delivered at the end of 2024. In 2025, the first trams within the new series will start operation in Rostock. The number of trams made by Stadler in RSAG`s fleet will increase to a total of 41 vehicles and operate throughout RSAG´s network.
RSAG will operate the new trams on all of its six tram lines in the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock. The RSAG trams cover around 3.2 million kilometres every year.
"Today is a great day for Rostocker Strassenbahn AG, and will see us purchase 28 state-of-the-art trams, following the completion of a process lasting several years, which involved decision-making, tendering and contract award. We are delighted to be able to offer the people of Rostock even more services and greater levels of safety from 2025, with trains that are environmentally friendly and feature air-conditioning systems and on-board wifi. These vehicles will boast innovative driver assistance systems, including collision avoidance, which will be the distinguishing features of our new trams," RSAG board members, Yvette Hartmann and Jan Bleis commented.
"The contract represents a strong signal for climate-friendly mobility in Rostock and an investment in the future. With this expansion, RSAG and ourselves can once again show the people of Rostock what modern, environmentally friendly public transport services can offer to our Hanseatic and university city," concluded Rostock's Lord Mayor Claus Ruhe Madsen.
“We are proud of Rostocker Straßenbahn AG’s order and delighted to be providing these passenger-friendly TINA trams for the third time since the product first went to market, not long ago. We are pleased that after the TINA TRAMLINK, the TRAMLINK will enter passenger service in Rostock”, says Jure Mikolńćińá, CEO Stadler Germany. “The new trams will be tailored to the needs of Rostock´s passengers as well as to the requirements of the network and timetable”