Solaris will deliver 15 Tramino family low-floor trams to Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG of Braunschweig. This is the second order for trams that Solaris has won in Germany. The trams will be tailored to the specific technical and operational requirements of the customer.
The Solaris Tramino for Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG will be uni-directional vehicles, consisting of four body sections at an overall length of just under 36 metres. Each vehicle section will have its own bogie for Braunschweig’s track gauge of 1,100 mm. Inside the Tramino, 201 passengers will be carried, 77 of them seated. Access is provided by six double-leaf doors.
The total contract volume including the provision of spare parts is approximately 33 million Euro. All 15 trams will be delivered between May and December 2014. Additionally, Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG hold an option for another three Tramino.
Solaris CEO Solange Olszewska is delighted with this major order: “In choosing the Solaris Tramino, Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG will not only benefit from state-of-the-art technology in their new trams. The trams’ attractive design will enhance the cityscape and we are sure that passengers in Braunschweig will love the excellent comfort of the Tramino.”
Georg Hohmann, CEO of Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG, comments on the choice of supplier: “The winner of this European tender, Solaris, is a medium-sized business whose philosophy and key figures will align well with our own business.”
The Solaris Tramino family was first presented in 2009. Today, 45 trams are in service in the Polish city of Poznań. Their reliability is high thanks to a technical availability at the level of 99 percent. The vehicle concept chosen by Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG, in which each body section rests on its own bogie, will also be used in five Tramino for German operator Jenaer Nahverkehr GmbH, which are set to be delivered in 2013.