More on the new tram generation
filed on: 21.02.2011 (21st Feb 2011)
Further to last week's announcement concerning specifications of the new tram generation, further details have been reported. VBZ says that the 100 percent low-floor requirement does not exclude such features as the popular rear high-floor area of the Cobra whose longitudinal seats and large windows have proved very popular with families (and tram fans). To be able to cope with the deployment of 43m trams on all routes, some stops will have to be modified or relocated. VBZ is not interested in intense development work on prototypes (as occurred the Cobra) and is requiring manufacturers to offer proven concepts. A first tram must be delivered by May 2015, with the first six units to enter service in December 2016 following a rigid test phase.
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