Baselland Transport (BLT) and Stadler have signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 25 TINA (total integrated low-floor drive) trams.
This comes nine months after the award was first announced.
The trams will be built at Stadler’s Bussnang, Switzerland plant, with the first going into service in December 2023. Additional vehicles will follow in 2024 and 2025.
BLT will be the first Swiss rail operator to use Stadler’s next-generation TINA trams, which have a focus on passenger comfort.
The fully air-conditioned vehicles offer an integrated passenger information system and improved accessibility thanks to low floors, and the trams will be supplied with an integrated collision warning system like that used on the Waldenburg railway.
In addition, the trams will be pre-equipped to enable installation of sliding steps on all double doors.
“The TINA tram was designed from scratch. The spacious interior and large panoramic windows make the innovative vehicle particularly impressive. At the same time, the completely newly designed bogies guarantee the smooth running of the vehicle as well as low wear on wheels and rails.
“For us, this is the ideal combination that will allow us to satisfy customer needs and economic efficiency in the best possible way.”
BLT and Stadler have a long, successful partnership, with BLT already operating 38 Stadler TANGO trams.
Thanks to this order, Stadler has now sold 50 of its latest-generation trams. The BLT contract follows on from that by Darmstadt-based tram operator HEAG mobile, which ordered 14 TINA trams in January 2020 before exercising an option for a further 11 vehicles this July.
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