Stadler’s TRAMLINK Tram Commences Service in Bern

BERNMOBIL has officially commenced regular services of the new Stadler TRAMLINK vehicles in Bern, Switzerland.

This follows a 2019 order for 20 bi-directional vehicles and 7 one-way vehicles to be delivered between 2023 and 2025.

Under this contract, the first Stadler TRAMLINK was officially handed over to BERNMOBIL on 28 October 2023 after a test phase lasting several months.

New TRAMLINK tram for Bern
New TRAMLINK tram for Bern

These new vehicles will replace existing trams that are reaching the end of their useful life in the city.

Ignacio Erce, Operations Vice President of Stadler Valencia said:

“We are particularly proud to supply Bern's new trams and to be able to offer its citizens high standards of travel comfort, safety and accessibility.”

Each tram is 42.5 metres long and 2.3 metres wide, providing capacity for up to 250 people.

The interior of the new vehicle
The interior of the new vehicle

The new units feature wooden seats and large multifunctional areas for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

René Schmied, Director of BERNMOBIL said:

“With the TRAMLINK, BERNMOBIL now has a state-of-the-art tram fleet that is completely barrier-free. This will make public transport in the city and region of Bern even more attractive and sustainable.”

In addition, the vehicles are equipped with modern passenger information systems, rear cameras instead of mirrors, an efficient air conditioning system that works by measuring the CO2 in the passenger compartment, and a brake assistance system for collision avoidance.

The TRAMLINK bogies have also been specifically designed to enable smooth and comfortable driving through Bern’s narrow streets with small radius curves.

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