“This order has a very special meaning for us, since it marks our return
to the market for high-floor light rail vehicles. Our trains will offer more
than two million people in Düsseldorf and Duisburg the highest level of
passenger comfort. Our services will also guarantee our customers optimal
availability and a sustainable increase in value over the vehicles’ entire
lifecycle,” said Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
The vehicles will be used on the approximately
85-kilometer long light rail network in Duisburg and Düsseldorf, and will also
run to the cities of Neuss, Krefeld and Meerbusch. Delivery of the first vehicles
is planned for 2025. Each
train is equipped with 51 seats and has the capacity to accommodate 177
passengers in total.
In order to serve different
platform heights, all vehicles are equipped with folding steps. Air suspension, air
conditioning and infotainment systems ensure maximum passenger comfort. The
Siemens Tram Assistant digital collision warning system supports the driver
with radar and video sensors that provide early detection of potentially
dangerous situations, helping to avoid accidents.