Additional Avenio trams order from SWM and MVG
Order volume is more than €200 million with deliveries beginning in 2021
Stadtwerke München (SWM) have ordered 73 additional Avenio trams from Siemens Mobility, which are worth more than €200 million. The trams will work as the supplement those of the same type already in service in the city. Delivery of the first vehicles is planned in the year 2021.
Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility said, “In 2012, Munich was the first customer to order the new Avenio. In the meantime, SWM has continually expanded its Avenio fleet. The long-standing trust of our Munich customer rests on the special passenger comfort and the high reliability and availability of the trams already in service.”
Ingo Wortmann, Chairman of the Management Board of MVG and Managing Director, Mobility, at SWM said, “The order of 73 new trams marks a major investment in the further expansion of Munich’s tram system. The Avenio has shown such a good track record, we are continuing to rely on this vehicle type. The new trams will enable us to make further improvements in the existing network and operate new routes like the planned tram tangents and a tram line in the northern part of the city. Trams offer the ideal capacity between buses and subways. Moreover, as a pioneer in electric mobility, they have been operating purely electrically for over 120 years, effectively contributing to air pollution control in Munich.”
Tram with excellent facilities
The four-module trams will be operating throughout the Munich’s network of tram. They have the capacity of around 218 passengers. A welded steel frame is used to support the car body. To provide optimal protection against corrosion, the entire body shell is also given a cathodic dip painting. The spacious and bright interior has two large multi-functional areas for parking strollers and wheelchairs. Additionally, ergonomic seats, grab handles, and infotainment monitors further enhance passenger comfort and convenience. It comes with eight double doors along the entrance side enable smooth and quick entries and exits.