Siemens to deliver 12 Avenio light rail vehicles to Ulm

Avenio SiemensSiemens and SWU Verkehr GmbH (subsidiary of Ulm municipal authority signed a contract on delivering twelve Avenio M low-floor light rail vehicles to Ulm. The order is valued at some EUR 32 million and the agreement also includes an option for the supply of six additional trams.
The new streetcars are planned for use on the new Line 2. The first vehicle delivery is due within 24 months, around mid-2017. The final vehicle delivery is scheduled for spring 2018.
The new streetcar line will have 20 stations and measure 10.5 kilometers long, of which 9.3 kilometers and 18 stations have yet to be built. Construction of the new line and a depot expansion will require an investment of some 192 million euros. Federal and state funds will cover 85.3 million euros of the construction costs. The remainder of the investment will be funded by the City of Ulm
“The Avenio is similar in many ways to the existing Combino with the result that we can offer our passengers a reliable vehicle. This means that we will be able to operate the two future tram lines from an almost standardized vehicle pool. That will also be economically reasonable,” Ingo Wortmann, managing director of SWU Verkehr said.

Share on: