Turkish trams Panorama have appeared in Olsztyn, Poland
The first Panorama trams, manufactured by the Turkish company Durmazlar, went on route № 2 in the city of Olsztyn in northern Poland.
This is Durmazlar’s debut on the European market. The five-section Panorama cars with two control cabins are 3.2 m longer than the three-section Tramino cars manufactured by the Polish company Solaris (32.5 m compared to 29.3 m). reports Railway Supplywith reference to Durmazlar.
Fully low-floor Panorama cars are designed for 208 passengers, 38 of whom can ride sitting, there are four folding seats. The doors to the driver’s cab are single-leaf, the other four pairs are double-leaf. The Turkish tram is also characterized by low energy consumption.
Durmazlar has so far delivered five Panorama trams to Olsztyn. The first one was delivered in February 2020.
In 2018, the Turkish company and the city council signed a contract for the supply of 12 tram cars with an option for 12 additional units. The value of the contract amounted to 108 million zlotys (about 23.8 million euros). If the option is exercised, the value may increase to PLN 206 million (EUR 45.3 million).