Milan to Get New Trams Made by Stadler

Azienda Transporti Milanesi S.p.A. (ATM) has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply of up to 80 TRAMLINK trams for Milan.

The framework contract has a maximum value of 172.6 million euros. ATM also placed a first order for 30 vehicles. Once delivered, these will be the first Stadler trams to operate in Italy.

ATM initially selected Stadler as its chosen supplier in July 2019. Now that the validity of that award has been finalised, the two parties have signed the framework agreement. It has a runtime of six years.

Stadler TRAMLINK tram for Milan
Stadler TRAMLINK tram for Milan

The 80 bi-directional vehicles are designed for use on urban and interurban networks. ATM wishes to expand its transport offering but also to replace ageing rolling stock. The new trams will give passengers a more comfortable ride, thanks to the modern vehicle dynamics.

Each tram will consist of three cars and measure 25m in length. The stainless steel vehicles also feature three innovative bogies which make the trams quieter, even on Milan’s network, which has very tight curves. This will be an improvement for both passengers and residents.

The low-floor trams have three doors on each side to allow passengers to board and alight quickly. The trams also have wide central walkways so that passengers with reduced mobility can get around easily inside.

The TRAMLINK trams are equipped with anti-collision technology, which is activated in the event of a potential collision with pedestrians, cars or other obstacles. The driver’s cabs are designed to maximise driver visibility.

Íñigo Parra, CEO, Stadler Valencia, said:

“We are very proud that a cosmopolitan city like Milan, strongly committed to green and sustainable mobility, has chosen our innovative tram. The TRAMLINK incorporates Stadler's long-standing experience in passenger transport vehicles. I am convinced that our vehicles will successfully meet the challenges of Milan’s urban transport, including the Winter Olympics in 2026.”

Milan’s tram network currently consists of more than 20 urban lines, covering 180km.

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