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First Avenio tram starts passenger service in The Hague - A total of 60 trams ordered from Siemens
HTM (Haagsche Tramweg-Maatschappij) has ordered 40 trams from Siemens for the network of the city of The Hague. They are intended to replace part of the existing high-floor vehicles of type GTL 8. In March 2014, HTM ordered other 20 Avenio trams.

On November 2, 2015, the Dutch tram operator HTM, started the passenger services with brand new Siemens trams in The Hague, Netherlands. The first Avenio will run on line 2.

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A total of 60 trams for The Hague ordered from Siemens

For Dutch tram operator HTM, today marks the start of passenger services with brand new Siemens trams in The Hague, Netherlands. In the picture: The Avenio at the station 'Beatrixkwartier' located in the financial district of The Hague. The station's nickname is Fishnet Stocking.

A total of 60 trams ordered from Siemens

A total of 60 trams ordered from SiemensEach Avenio tram for The Hague is 35 meters long and offers seating for 70 passengers and standing room for a further 168. There are no steps in the aisle because the Avenio is an end-to-end low-floor tram. It has an attractive, spacious interior design with two large multifunction areas (for wheelchairs/strollers) in the central modules. To ensure quick and convenient passenger flows, one single door and four double doors with a clearance width of 1.3 meters are arranged on each side over the length of the tram. These doors ensure that passengers with limited mobility can access and leave the trams without obstruction.

A total of 60 trams ordered from Siemens

Each Avenio tram for The Hague is 35 meters long and offers seating for 70 passengers and standing room for a further 168. There are no steps in the aisle because the Avenio is an end-to-end low-floor tram. It has an attractive, spacious interior design with two large multifunction areas (for wheelchairs/strollers) in the central modules. Seats and handrails have been designed according to ergonomic criteria. The air conditioning units for the driver's cabs and the passenger area guarantee a comfortable, pleasant climate inside.

The Hague ordered a total of 60 trams from Siemens

A modern desk design, a comfortable seat with multiple settings, and excellent riding comfort with stable running behavior create extremely comfortable working conditions for drivers. Clear control panels and a large display are additional pluses.

Avenio tram commences passenger service in The Hague

For Dutch tram operator HTM, today marks the start of passenger services with brand new Siemens trams in The Hague, Netherlands. The first Avenio will run on line 2, which connects the western suburb of Kraayenstein with Leidschendam in the northeast via The Hague's main station. The Siemens trams will also gradually progress to operating on lines 1, 9, 15 and 17, with test runs already being conducted on the next route earmarked for Avenio, line 11. HTM has ordered a total of 60 Avenio trams from Siemens.

Avenio tram commences passenger service in The Hague

For Dutch tram operator HTM, today marks the start of passenger services with brand new Siemens trams in The Hague, Netherlands. The first Avenio will run on line 2, which connects the western suburb of Kraayenstein with Leidschendam in the northeast via The Hague's main station. The Avenio tram also crosses the tram tunnel whith its two tunnel stations. The stations were designed by the Rotterdam architect Rem Koolhaas and have wooden train platforms and a special light design concept for the exposed concrete walls.

The Hague orders 40 trams

HTM (Haagsche Tramweg-Maatschappij) has ordered 40 trams from Siemens for the network of the city of The Hague. They are intended to replace part of the existing high-floor vehicles of type GTL 8. In March 2014, HTM ordered another 20 Avenio trams.

The Hague orders 40 trams

Each vehicle for The Hague consists of four modules, each supported on its own central bogie. Three of these bogies are powered. The modules are linked by articulated gangways to create a completely open and bright interior. Each vehicle end is equipped with a driver's cab for bidirectional operation. HTM (Haagsche Tramweg-Maatschappij) has ordered 40 trams from Siemens for the network of the city of The Hague.

The Hague orders 40 trams

The Avenio The Hague has an attractive, spacious interior design with two large multifunction areas (for wheelchairs/strollers) in the central modules. To ensure quick and convenient passenger flows, one single door and four double doors with a clearance width of 1.3 meters are arranged on each side over the length of the tram. Seats and handrails have been optimally designed according to ergonomic criteria. The air-conditioning units for the driver's cabs and the passenger area guarantee a comfortable, pleasant climate inside. Emergency intercommunication terminals are provided in each door zone to enable passengers to communicate directly with the driver.

Avenio tram commences passenger service in The Hague

For Dutch tram operator HTM, today marks the start of passenger services with brand new Siemens trams in The Hague, Netherlands. The first Avenio will run on line 2, which connects the western suburb of Kraayenstein with Leidschendam in the northeast via The Hague's main station. The Hague is carrying out extensive structural work along the lines to enable operation of the new low-floor trams, with tracks being renewed and all stops to receive new, specially adapted tram platforms. More than half of the tracks and stops have already been converted to accommodate the new trams.

Further Information

Contact

Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (89) 636-24421

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