Stadler and Azienda Transporti Milanesi SpA (ATM) have signed a framework agreement for the delivery of up to 80 TRAMLINK trams for the city of Milan. The order amounts to 172.6 million euros and initially ATM will take 30 vehicles.
The framework agreement has a term of 6 years, giving Stadler access to the Italian market for the first time.
The 80 bi-directional vehicles of the type TRAMLINK are intended for use in city and overland traffic. In addition to expanding the transport offer, ATM is gradually replacing older rolling stock.
The three-part, 25-meter-long TRAMLINK are made of stainless steel. The three innovative bogies improve the smoothness of the tram in the tight curves typical found in Milan This significantly reduces the noise pollution for passengers and residents.
Three low-floor doors on each side enable a fast flow of passengers. This is particularly beneficial for people with limited mobility who can move around the TRAMLINK without any problems thanks to the wide interior corridor.
Particular attention is paid to the safety of passengers, drivers and pedestrians. The TRAMLINK is equipped with an anti-collision device which can intervene in the event of a possible collision with pedestrians, cars or similar obstacles. In the vehicle interior, security is guaranteed by cameras.
Íñigo Parra, Managing Director of Stadler Valencia, says: “We are very proud that a cosmopolitan city like Milan, with a strong commitment to green and sustainable mobility, has chosen our innovative tram. Stadler's many years of experience in the field of passenger transport vehicles has flowed into the TRAMLINK.
Founded in 1931, ATM is a Milan-owned company that manages public transport in the capital of Lombardy (metro, trams, buses and trolleybuses) and in 95 surrounding municipalities, serving an area of 2.5 million inhabitants . The Milan tram service currently has 20 urban lines that serve a network of 180 kilometers in length.