Vossloh to supply Chemnitz with light rail vehicles

15 August 2012  •  Source: Vossloh

Vossloh has been awarded a contract for eight light rail vehicles including the option for another two by the eastern German public transport operator Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen. The eight-vehicle contract is worth €42 million.

As consortium head, Vossloh Kiepe is responsible for the traction equipment and its engineering, the onboard power inverter including controls as well as the HVAC system. Vossloh Rail Vehicles’ share is the vehicle bodies, the bogies, and the entire interior.

The barrier-free train-trams will link the city of Chemnitz with the surrounding areas without passengers having to change vehicle. Within the city, they will operate electrically as zero-emission trams, outside diesel-engine driven on the existing regional rail network. The first will be shipped out in 2014.

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