Public transport operator Stuttgart Tramways (SSB) has ordered 40 trams from Stadler with an option to purchase 30 more, reports Railway Supply magazine, citing IRJ.


The two-car S-DT8.16 trams are equipped with a cab at each end for bi-directional operation and have high floors to match the platforms on the SSB network. They are 40 m long and 2.65 m wide and can accommodate more than 250 passengers. The passenger compartment will be bright and airy, with four doors on each side for optimal passenger flow.

The S-DT8.16 also offers improved energy efficiency over previous builds. According to the manufacturer, environmentally friendly materials will be used in the construction.

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The new fleet will increase the number of trams delivered to Stuttgart by Stadler to 100 units.

SSB Technical Director Thomas Moser noted that Stadler is already familiar with the requests and requirements of SSB and its passengers, while Stadler Germany CEO Jure Mikolcic spoke positively of the opportunity to continue the consistently good cooperation with SSB under the new supply contract.

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