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Düsseldorf, Germany (Urban Transport News): Siemens Mobility on 13th October 2020 announced that they have bagged a contract worth €400 million to supply 109 Avenio HF high-floor light rail vehicles for Düsseldorfer Rheinbahn AG and Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG.
This order has a very special meaning for us, since it marks our return to the market for high-floor light rail vehicles. Our trains will offer more than two million people in Düsseldorf and Duisburg the highest level of passenger comfort. Our services will also guarantee our customers optimal availability and a sustainable increase in value over the vehicles’ entire lifecycle.
The vehicles will be used on the approximately 85-kilometer long light rail network in Duisburg and Düsseldorf, and will also run to the cities of Neuss, Krefeld and Meerbusch. The delivery of the first vehicles is planned for 2025. The Avenio HF seats 51 passengers and has standing space for 178. In order to serve different platform heights, all vehicles are equipped with folding steps. Air suspension, air conditioning and infotainment systems ensure maximum passenger comfort.
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