STADLER has signed a new framework agreement with Milan Transport (ATM) for the supply of up to 50 Tramlink LRVs, comprising up to 25 medium-capacity variants and up to 25 high-capacity LRVs.

Under the first call-off, ATM has ordered 14 high-capacity LRVs that will be financed under Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) fund.

The 14 LRVs will be delivered before June 30 2026 and will be manufactured at Stadler’s plant in Valencia, Spain. Neither the value of the framework nor of the first call-off were disclosed.

The high-capacity version of the bi-directional Tramlink LRV comprises five sections and is 35m long.

The step-free interiors of the low-floor LRVs feature two specific areas for wheelchair users, with four doors per side to speed boarding and reduce dwell time at stops.

Stadler says the Tramlink’s innovative bogies enable smooth operation through curves, reducing wheel noise to the benefit of passengers and residents.

Particular attention has been paid to the safety of passengers, road users and pedestrians. The ergonomically designed cab maximises visibility for the driver and the Tramlink is equipped with an anti-collision device that can intervene when it detects a potential collision.

The medium-capacity Tramlink LRV is 25m long and has three sections, and will be similar to the LRVs that Stadler is delivering to ATM under a framework for up 80 signed in 2020.

ATM has placed orders for 60 LRVs under this earlier framework, the first of which arrived in Milan on December 1 2022 and is currently undergoing testing on the ATM network.

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