TramRus LLC, a joint venture of Alstom and its partner Transmashholding (TMH), signed a contract to supply St.Petersburg with 3 low-floor trams in addition to the one recently ordered by the city. The first one will be supplied by 1 December 2014 and the three others by 20 December. These 4 tramways have been specifically designed for Russia’s infrastructure and climate.
The trams are 25m long with a capacity of over 200 passengers, nearly double that of existing fleets. It offers commuters a high level of comfort with spacious interiors and spaces dedicated to luggage, wheelchairs and prams. Additional comfort features include air-conditioning, ergonomic seats and reduced noise levels.
Modern engineering solutions such as composite materials, innovative bogies and modular structures will ensure reduced operation and maintenance costs. Equipped with a modern traction system, the new tram’s energy consumption is over 10% lower than current trams.
With its 30-year lifecycle, the tram’s lifespan is far greater than that of existing ones (18 years). It has been specially designed to cope with the cold climate, complex ground profile and heavy passenger flows of St Petersburg.