[DE] Siemens releases first Avenio M tram for Ulm

Last week Siemens released the first Avenio M tram for Ulm. Ulm’s municipal utility (Stadtwerke Ulm) ordered twelve Avenio M trams from Siemens for use on the future Line 2. Avenio M trams already operate in The Hague and Munich. The twelve 5-module trams will be delivered by the middle of 2018.

Each 31,47 m long tram consists of five modules, three short bogie car modules and two intermediate modules,  together create a completely open and bright interior. The 100% low-floor trams have a driver’s cab at the front and an auxiliary operator’s cab at the rear. Both driver’s cab and passenger area have air conditioning. There are 2 areas for wheelchairs and strollers.

The trams have a special braking assistance system for running safely on the long slopes in Ulm’s networks.

Further technical data

  • Power supply: DC 750Vs
  • Maximum speed: 70 km/h
  • Track gauge: 1,00 m
  • Seating capacity: 69 seats
  • Total capacity (4p/m2): 185 persons 
  • Tare weight: approx. 38 tons
  • doors: 4 double doors, 2 single doors
  • Safety standards: compliant to EN15227 and EN 45545
  • Brakes: Electro-dynamic