Leipzig presents first of 14 Solaris Tramino XL LRVs

14 February 2017  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Solaris and operator Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) have officially presented the first of 14 Tramino XL Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) in Leipzig, Germany.

Leipzig presents first of 14 Solaris Tramino XL LRV

Credit: Solaris

The LRV presentation follows a framework agreement originally signed in 2015, allowing the carrier to order up to 41 trams between 2016 and 2020. So far LVB has ordered 14 trams, the first of which is currently under test in order to adjust the vehicle to the carrier’s city network.

The 37.63-metre long and 2.3-metre wide trams consist of four sections and are equipped with 4 classic driving bogies and one non-powered Jacobs type bogie. The tram track width amounts to 1458mm, specific for the LVB network.

Tramino design makes room form 75 additional seats

A life size mock-up of the Tramino was unveiled at InnoTrans 2016 showcasing its interior for the first time. The design allowed creators to make room for 75 seats, while keeping a wide passage throughout the whole vehicle. As a result, there is space for four wheelchair users. Furthermore, the tram has been equipped with four pairs of 150-milimetre-wide double doors and two pairs of single, 800-milimetre-wide doors.

Leipzig presents first of 14 Solaris Tramino XL LRV

Credit: Solaris

Further interior enhancements include unique lighting panels in the roof which adjust depending on weather conditions. For example, the lights will shine in warm hues in the summer and cold hues in the winter helping to increase passenger comfort. Each vehicle will also be fitted with air conditioning.

The Solaris tram is available for viewing from the 11-19th February at the entrance to Glass Hale at the Leipzig trade show.

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