Stadler wins in the sunny part of Switzerland: Nine Tram-Trains for the FLP.(Stadler)

 
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Soon operate in Ticino on the regional traffic route between Lugano and Ponte Tresa modern, bright Stadler Tram Trains. Stadler and the Ferrovie Lugano SA (FLP) have signed the contract for the supply of nine Tram Trains.
Roberto Ferroni, director of the Ferrovie Lugano SA, and Dr. Thomas Ahlburg, Group CEO of Stadler, signed the contract for the supply of nine seven-meter-gauge tram-trains of the type TRAM LINK. The contract also includes an option for three more vehicles. Negotiations over a twenty-year maintenance contract of the trains are on track.

Thomas Ahlburg says the latest Stadler sales success in Switzerland:

“We are proud to be able to provide a rail vehicle of the type TRAM LINK in Switzerland for the first time. This meets the highest requirements of passengers on a commuter train and is designed to be operated extremely economically on the current and future expanded route network. ” 
Roberto Ferroni, director of FLP says on the agreement:
“With the new features we take a giant step into the future. The travel experience is newly up to 300 passengers open, the vehicles are air-conditioned and thanks to continuous niederfluriger construction and persons with reduced mobility can easily be switched on and off. ” 
For Stadler this cooperation is a welcome reunion with the FLP: In 2002, Stadler was already allowed only five low-floor, produced in Altenrhein provide intermediate cars to the FLP. These were classified in five of the seven currently standing in use commuter trains.

With the procurement of new trains, the FLP meet the increased demand in commuter traffic and the planned expansions of the network. In a first phase, the new Tram-Trains will operate the route Lugano-Ponte Tresa. From the year 2027 the city of Lugano will be operated by the new 2.3-kilometer tunnel to the center. In addition, the trains will then also be used on the new Streckenarm Bioggio-Manno.

More about the new trains

Tram-Trains offer an intelligent link between road and railway. Passengers do not have to switch to such a direct connection between a rail and a regional railway line. The tram-train type TRAM LINK for FLP is a seven-part bi-directional vehicle. It reaches a maximum speed of 80 km / h. 70 people find a seat for 228 additional standing room are available. The trains can be also performed in double traction and absorb as nearly 600 passengers.

Eight double doors on each side and a consistently niederfluriger, barrier-free passenger compartment ensure a rapid passenger. A bright interior, air conditioning of the passenger compartment and the driver’s cabs and a modern passenger information system make the commute to travel. In several multifunction compartments people enough space with reduced mobility, with prams or bicycles. The vehicles are 45.4 meters long and 2.4 meters wide. They meet the requirements for the collision safety of rail vehicle bodies EN 15227 C-IV and C-III, Scenario III.

The new TRAM LINK trains go in 2020 into commercial operation. then replace the entire fleet dating from the year 1978.

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