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The final design: A new tram for Görlitz

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The procurement of eight new NGTG (=Niederflurgelenktriebwagen Görlitz / low-floor articulated tram) vehicles for the small metre-gauge tramway system in Görlitz, Saxony, is part of the “Sächsische Plattform – Straßenbahn der Zukunft” (“Saxon Platform – Tram of the Future”) project: Görlitzer Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH (GVB) is ordering the vehicles as part of a joint order with Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe and Städtische Verkehrsbetriebe Zwickau. Leipzig will receive 25 cars (+105 options), Zwickau 6 (+12 options) and Görlitz 8 (+6 options) from the manufacturer consortium Heiterblick/Kiepe Electric. We reported here, among others:


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Delivery of the first NGTG is planned for 2025, with all eight trams due to be in operation one year later. The design was presented to the press by the Mayor of Görlitz and GVB in January.

Technical data and equipment:

  • Low-floor share: 67%
  • Vehicle length: 29,940 mm
  • Vehicle width: 2,300 mm
  • Vehicle height: approx. 3,500 mm
  • Seating capacity: 61
  • Standing room: 110
  • Number of passenger doors: 5
  • Maximum speed: 70 km/h
  • Multifunctional areas for wheelchairs, rollators, bicycles and pushchairs
  • Air conditioning throughout the vehicle
  • Powerful WLAN for passengers
  • Large-format passenger information displays
  • Equipped with BLIS system for visually impaired passengers
  • Automatic display of the occupancy level of the wheelchair and pushchair areas on the outer doors
  • Latest-generation assistance systems, e.g. collision warning, precise braking and optimised driving curve
  • Preparation for automated driving
  • Live telematics and vehicle diagnostics
  • Heat pump technology for the heating and air conditioning system
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