Bernmobil today Stadler awarded the contract for the supply of up to 50 trams of type TRAM LINK. The first tranche includes purchasing 27 vehicles. The contract for the first tranche is purchasing from 125 million francs.
Bernmobil will order a first tranche 20 bi-directional vehicles and vehicles of the type 7 means TRAM LINK at Stadler. These vehicles will replace the period from 2023 to 2025 on the one hand the twelve Vevey- and the nine RBS trams, which then reach the end of its life. On the other hand, the Trams for extension of the line 9 to Klein Wabern and a clock densification of the line 9 are obtained in this tranche. For the extension of the tram fleet for Tram Bern Ostermundigen and any additional offer extensions in the period from 2027 Bernmobil can get more vehicles from the advertised option.
On October 31, 2018 Bern Mobile has announced 20 low-floor trams as bidirectional vehicles and 30 redeemable options for additional vehicles. Until offer period from March 18, 2019 and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles SA (CAF) and Siemens an offer submitted in addition to Stadler. The offer of Stadler has proven to be the most economical according Bernmobil. In particular, this deep acquisition and maintenance costs, low energy consumption, high passenger capacity and a successful interior design on. The contract for the first tranche of 27 procurement vehicles including spare parts package and special tools is against 125 million francs.
TRAM LINK for Bern
After the Ferrovie Lugano SA, Aargau Transport AG and Baselland Transport AG Bernmobil is the fourth customer of Stadler in Switzerland within a short time of purchasing the vehicle type TRAM LINK. All new trams for Bern are 42.5 meters long and have 52 seats in the bidirectional and 68 seats in the facility vehicles. The entire interior is completely low floor for optimum passenger flow and optimizes created and equipped with spacious multi-functional zones for wheelchairs, strollers and luggage for standing passengers. Each door, seven in the set-up and six per side in the bi-directional trams, has a sliding step for bridging gaps at the stops for a barrier-free entry and exit on. For a pleasant indoor climate in the passenger compartment is fully air-conditioned. The trams are an independent, receive appropriate appearance to the city of Bern and Bern mobile and offer a high level of comfort with modern wooden seats and bright interior. In order to improve the safety of the driving operation continues, the new vehicles will have a brake assistance system for collision avoidance. According to the contract, the first new tram will be commissioned in early 2023, the last of the 27 trams of the first tranche is expected to arrive in the summer 2025th