Stadler was confirmed as the winner of the contract in July 2019, and the signing follows an evaluation period to allow for objections.

The new 25m, three-section LRVs Tramlink LRVs are intended to replace the city’s older tram fleets, and will operate on the urban light rail network and interurban lines to Limbiate and Desio.

The LRVs have stainless steel bodies and bogies designed to manage the tight curves of Milan’s streets and minimise noise. The vehicles are also equipped with anti-collision systems as well as peripheral cameras to eliminate driver blind spots.

The LRVs are designed to maximise accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility, and feature six doorways and a wide interior corridor to ensure maximum accessibility.

“We are very proud that a city like Milan, strongly committed to green and sustainable mobility, has chosen our LRV,” says Mr Inigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia. “I am convinced that our vehicles will successfully meet the challenges of Milan’s urban transport, including the 2026 Winter Olympics.”

The signing follows the award of a contract to Stadler by the German city of Jena for the supply of 24 Tramlink LRVs, with an option for up to 19 additional vehicles.

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