Stadler to supply 10 TRAMLINK trams to Lausanne

Transports publics de la région lausannoise and Stadler have signed a contract for the supply of 10 trams type TRAMLINK and related spare parts and special tools. The vehicles will be operated on the new tramway line in Lausanne.

Stadler and the Swiss operator Transports publics de la région lausannoise (tl) signed a contract for the supply of 10 new trams type TRAMLINK to be operated on the new tram line between Lausanne and Renens. The contract also includes the supply of spare parts and special tools.

Already six tramway operators in Switzerland have choosen the TRAMLINK of Stadler. They have been in operation in Lugano since last year and will soon start operating in the canton of Aargau, Basel and Bern. The innovative, high-capacity, low-floor multi-articulated trams are characterised by an innovative real axle bogie that guarantees a quiet and comfortable ride and maximum seating capacity over the bogies. It will be the first standard gauge TRAMLINK in Switzerland.

The new Lausanne TRAMLINKs are fully accessible. They offer bright, spacious, barrier-free compartments with wide aisles. They have three multipurpose areas next to the doors with space reserved for wheelchairs, trolleys and bicycles. Eight double-leaf doors per side, with sliding step to avoid gaps between the platform and the tram, ensure a fast and safe flow of passengers. Its exclusive interior design, as well as the complete acoustic and thermal insulation of the new trams and their efficient air-conditioning system, guarantee the comfort and safety of the passengers. With a length of almost 45 m and a width of 2.65 m, they offer a large passenger capacity of up to 316 persons.

The optimised, extremely light, high-strength stainless steel structure meets the high structural requirements without compromising on weight and provides the best possible protection for passengers and drivers. Optimum all-around visibility for the driver ensures maximum safety in unpredictable urban environments. The front design improves pedestrian protection.

Dr. Ansgar Brockmeyer, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing and Deputy Group CEO at Stadler, said, “We are very proud that Lausanne, strongly committed to green and sustainable mobility, has chosen our innovative TRAMLINK for its first tramway line. Passengers and drivers will enjoy a safe and comfortable ride and residents will appreciate the lack of noise. TRAMLINKs are fully accessible vehicles particularly attractive for urban traffic.”