The 36m-long four-section vehicles will be built to operate on Brauschweig's unique 1100mm-gauge network and will supplement the initial order for 15 vehicles agreed in May last year. The LRVs will have 77 seats and room for another 124 standing passengers.

The new trams will replace the three remaining Duewag GT6 articulated trams dating from 1977 plus the newer high-floor GT6 vehicles built by LHB in nearby Salzgitter in 1981.

Braunschweig was the second German city to opt for Traminos after Jena, which ordered five vehicles in July 2011.