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Siemens Mobility expands trams in Ulm

30 May 2024
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The Avenio M from Siemens in Ulm
The Avenio M from Siemens in Ulm. Source: 21-72/Transphoto
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor

Germany: Under the contract, signed with the public transport operator SWU, 18 Avenio M trams, produced in 2018–2023, are to be expanded from five to seven cars.

Thus, the vehicle’s length will increase from 31 to 43 m and the maximum capacity from 185 to 256 passengers. It will cost €45.9 mln, with 40% covered by funding from the state of Baden-Württemberg. An additional €28 mln are needed to expand the depot.

The work will be carried out at the plant in Wegberg-Wildenrath, where the trams are to be delivered by rail. The first vehicle is to return to Ulm in early 2027, with tests on a local net preceding the launch. All trams are to be fully converted by mid-2028.

A similar contract was signed in March by Alstom. The company will expand 34 Citadis 302 trams by 12 m for €57 mln in Le Mans, France. This move should increase the passenger capacity by 85 people.

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