Stadler and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) have signed a contract for the supply of 16 TRAMLINK trams. The contract provides for a possible extension of up to 12 additional trams, in two batches of six units.
Stadler and FGV have signed a contract for the supply of 16 modern TRAMLINK low floor trams with the possibility of extending the order by a further 12 vehicles, in two batches of six units. The contract value amounts to 84.3 million euros. The lead time for the production of the 16 units has been set at 32 months. The new 4 500 series trams for FGV will be designed and manufactured by the Stadler plant in Albuixech. The units will be incorporated into the fleet of Metrovalencia and TRAM d’Alacant, to cover the needs arising from the expansion projects planned in the coming years.
“We are very proud that FGV, strongly committed to green and sustainable mobility, has chosen our TRAMLINKs for its expansion projects planned in Alicante and Valencia,” said Iñigo Parra, CEO at Stadler Valencia. “The highly innovative tram family set trends in terms of performance, universal accessibility, comfort and safety.”
TRAMLINK is a versatile and accessible light rail vehicle family, customizable to fit any network requirements and mobility demands. The multi-articulated 100% low-floor vehicle features innovative steering bogies with real axles, and very low unsprung masses, which provide a quiet and smooth ride, with low ground vibration and noise emissions and a maximum seating capacity above the bogies, without the need for ramps or steps.
Its barrier-free, bright, pleasant and custom-designed interior ensures safe and comfortable travel. Recently, local operators in Lausanne and Geneva also chose vehicles from the TRAMLINK family to expand and improve the mobility offer in their respective cities.
FGV’s new metre-gauge trams are above 45 m-log and 2.4 m-wide. The company says they will be fully accessible and will have spacious multipurpose areas next to the doors, with places reserved for people with reduced mobility. They will provide greater capacity and fast and efficient passenger transit when boarding and alighting the vehicle.
The TRAMLINKs have been designed in accordance with the latest standards for passive safety, crash safety and pedestrian safety, such as compliance with the CIII scenario of the crash regulations, whereas the normal scenario for trams is the less demanding C-IV scenario. They will also incorporate modern passenger information and video surveillance systems, an efficient air conditioning system and other innovations that optimize the travel experience and thus, contribute to increasing the use of public transport.