The public transport operator of Milan, Azienda Transporti Milanesi (ATM) and Stadler signed the framework agreement to supply Milan 80 Tramlink trams.
EUR 172.6 million is the value of the agreement with an initial order for 30 vehicles which are expected to be delivered in two years. This is the first time Stadler delivers trams to Italy.
The 80 bidirectional Tramlink trams will be used for both urban and interurban services. The new vehicles will gradually replace older rolling stock and to expand the transport offer.
The excellent dynamics as well as high safety and comfort improve the travel experience for passengers.
“The Tramlink incorporates Stadler’s long-standing experience in passenger transport vehicles. I am convinced that our vehicles will successfully meet the challenges of Milan’s urban transport, including the Winter Olympics in 2026,” Íñigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia, said.
The Tramlink consists of three duplex stainless-steel car bodies, which are highly resistant to corrosion and reduce the weight while maintaining the strength of the structure.
They are 25 metres-long, perfectly fitting into the road traffic of the Lombardy capital. The trams have three innovative bogies which improve the smooth running of the vehicles in the very tight radius curves typical of Milan. This reduces the noise significantly, with the consequent benefits for passengers and local residents.
The new low-floor trams for Milan have three doors on each side allowing a fast flow of passengers which is confirmed by studies conducted by the Politecnico di Milano. This is particularly beneficial to people with reduced mobility who, thanks to the wide interior corridor, will be able to move along the tram without difficulty.
Particular attention is paid to the safety of passengers, drivers and pedestrians as the trams are equipped with an anti-collision system that can intervene when it detects a potential collision situation with pedestrians, cars or other obstacles.
The vehicles are also equipped with cameras that eliminate blind spots providing increased safety in the interior of the vehicle. Additionally, the ergonomically designed driver’s cab also increases the driver’s visibility.
In July 2019, ATM selected Stadler as the winner of the tender, followed by an objection period.