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28 new Stadler trams for Rostock

© Stadler

Rostocker Straßenbahn AG (RSAG) and Stadler have signed a contract for the delivery of 28 TINA (German acronym for “total integrated low-floor drive”) low-floor tramways on 24 June 2022. The three-section, fully air-conditioned trams can accommodate up to 221 passengers, 75 of them seated. The vehicle is around 32 metres long, and features a spacious interior, large panoramic windows and an integrated passenger information system. The flow-floor, step-free vehicles include allocated space for push-chairs and bicycles in four dedicated multi-purpose areas. Maximum headroom, as well as panoramic windows with unobstructed views create a light, airy atmosphere. Passengers can charge their mobile devices during the journey using the USB charging ports, modern information screens are installed to keep passenger up to date and there is wifi throughout. Like all RSAG-vehicles, the new trains are fitted with video surveillance and an on-board ticket-machine. Four specially designed bogies guarantee the smooth running of the vehicle and also protect wheels and rails. The tram has an integrated collision warning system.

Most of the Düwag 6N1 trams built in 1994-96 will be replaced by the new Stadler tramcars | © UTM/b

The new vehicles will gradually replace part of today’s 40 trams of Düwag’s 6N1 model, which date back to 1994-1996 and are being phased out after around 30 years of continuous service. In advance the award was prepared as part of a Europe-wide tender and concluded in accordance with the legal regulations. In accordance with the contract, the first trams will be delivered at the end of 2024. In 2025, the first trams within the new series will start operation in Rostock. an option for up to 10 additional vehicles has been agreed with Stadler.

RSAG will operate the new trams on all of its six tram lines of the 35.5 km long network which counts for approximately 70% of the ridership in public transport of city of Rostock.

These 13 low-floor trams currently represent the newest tramway generation Rostock. They were built by Vossloh/Kiepe in 2014 | © Klaus Jördens
Design study of the new Stadler tramcars operating in the city center of Rostock | © Stadler
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