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Translohr tramway on tyres

Translohr tramways on tyres combine the advantages of a guided system with those of a tyre-based vehicle. Thanks to their strong insertion and gradient performance, they are particularly adapted for cities with a specific topography.

Preserve urban space

At the very heart of current issues like eco-mobility, the tramways on tyres Translohr developed and manufactured by the NTL company are fully in line with the new generation of urban transport systems: electrical, offering high accessibility and capacity.

The benefits of a guided system…

Translohr tramways on tyres have the advantages of a guided system with its central rail: single-track path, short turning radius (10.5 m), short gauge (5.18 m). 

…and the assets of a tyre-based vehicle

Translohr tramways on tyres combine the performances of a guided system with the assets of a tyre-based vehicle: increased braking performance thanks to tyres adherence, quite operation and unique gradient performance (run up slopes of 13%).

Modular capacity

Translohr tram sets are adaptable from 3 to 6 modules: from 178 to 358 passengers – Translohr STE6 6p/sqm).

Providing comfort to passengers

Translohr tramways on tyres offer unique insertion capabilities thanks to its narrow gauge (2.2 m width) and a high level of comfort for its passengers: accessibility thanks to its integral low floor (25 cm height), easy mobility with large corridors allowing inside access from a module to another. Tyres ensure a unique running silence, inside as well as outside the tram.

With or without catenaries

Translohr tramways on tyres can be equipped with autonomy solutions, like batteries or the NTL Wipost system, in order to run without catenaries across historical squares (Padua, Italy) or under bridges (Teda-Tianjin, China).

8 Translohr cities across the world

The 8 cities have already started operating their tramway networks with Translohr tramways on tyres in France (Clermont-Ferrand, Paris with line T5 and T6), in Italy (Padua, Venice), in China (Tianjin-Teda, Shanghai) and more recently in Colombia (Medellín).

Infrastructure savings

  • The narrow gauge of the tram set (2.2 m width) reduces the size of the depot (up to 50% surface less than Classical Tram)
  • Less infrastructure works with only 25 cm platform
  • Overall optimised production and installation cycle (24 months)
  • Limited impact on heavy works thanks to light axle load (9t/axle).

Preserving the environment

  • Electrical system with zero CO2 emission
  • Quiet operation thanks to tyres


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