InnoTrans 2016: Solaris presents Tramino Leipzig interior
21 September 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
A life-size mock-up of the Solaris Tramino Leipzig has been unveiled at InnoTrans 2016 showcasing its interior for the first time.
The unveiling follows a framework agreement signed between Solaris and city transport operator LVB for up to 41 trams from 2016-2020. So far, LVB has commissioned 14 Tramino trams, the first of which will be delivered by the end of the year.
The 37.63-metre long and 2.3-metre wide trams will consist of four sections and will be equipped with 4 classic driving bogies and one non-powered Jacobs type bogie. The tram track width amounts to 1458 mm, specific for the LVB network. Due to the desired application of bogies with classic axles, there is a step above the bogies. Yet, the passenger entry is ensured from the full low-floor area of the doors in accordance with the height of the tram stop platforms. It is a partly low-floor vehicle, as 65 percent of the passenger room is accessible from the low floor.
Tramino Leipzig provides accessibility for all
The Tramino Leipzig interior is the result of a close-knit collaboration between the customer and the design studio IFS Design. With a focus on passenger area, Solaris has created space for 75 ergonomic seats whilst keeping a wide passage throughout the whole Tramino. As a result, there is space for four wheelchair users. Furthermore, specially designed lighting panels have been embedded in the roof; they adjust the colour and intensity of the light to the weather conditions. For example, in winter the lights will shine in warm hues and in winter, cold hues.
The tram has been equipped with four pairs of 150-milimetre-wide double doors and two pairs of single, 800-milimetre-wide doors. These parameters ensure a quick and smooth entry into and exit from the tram car. Moreover, passenger information systems have been installed externally over the double-leaf doors, making destinations visible to passengers boarding the tram.