Bremer Straßenbahn AG order a further 10 Avenio trams from Siemens
Following their original contract for 67 Avenio trams from Siemens in June 2017, Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) have now ordered a further 10 to fully replace the existing fleet in Bremen.
The German operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) expects to start taking delivery of these latest Avenio trams in 2021.
“With this supplementary order, BSAG will now be able to replace the entire fleet of old and defective 77 trams with just as many new and modern Avenios. We’re especially pleased that we can offer our customers a far better quality of rapid transit service with the new trams from Siemens,” said BSAG board spokesman Hajo Müller.
Commenting on the quality that passengers can expect to enjoy with the new vehicles, Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Mobility Division at Siemens, said: “The Avenio is a modern, comfortable, reliable and barrier-free tram that perfectly fulfills all the demands of the Hanseatic city.
Bremen has placed the biggest order to date for our latest generation of trams, and this further order from BSAG confirms the trust in our future-oriented product.”
First set of Avenios to arrive next year
The first four-section trams ordered last year will begin service in Bremen in spring 2019. The approximately 37m-long tram carries up to 259 passengers and has a top speed of 70km/h.
The new models place a lot of emphasis on passenger comfort and have aimed to cater to a variety of needs: large windows and energy-efficient LED lighting provide pleasant lighting conditions, multifunctional areas at the entrances offer generous space for wheelchairs, baby strollers and bicycles, and air conditioning systems ensure a pleasant ambient temperature throughout the year.
Up-to-date tech and sustainability
On-board wireless internet and information systems will suitably meet the expectations of modern day travellers and assist with easy journeys. The Avenio trams also reflect the latest advances in sustainability, being up to 90 per cent recyclable and using a large part of its recovered braking energy for heating, or feeding back into the power grid. All wheels are equipped with sound absorbers to ensure smooth and low-noise operation.
The Hanseatic city of Bremen will join the likes of Munich, Germany and Den Haag, the Netherlands – where these trams are already in service – and orders are also in place for Ulm, Germany and Doha, Qatar.