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Bybanen Bergen has announced that it is ordering another six Variobahn trams from Stadler.
The transport company is increasing its fleet to 34 vehicles. The order volume is approximately 27 million Euros.
The new trams are intended for use in the city’s light rail network and are due to be delivered from the end of 2021 onwards according to contract.
The trams are fully step-free and have a constant low-floor floor level.
The light rail Bergen started operations on 22 June 2010 on a 9.8 km long first leg from the city center to Nesttun in Fana. By April 2017, two more sections were opened to Rådal as well as to Bergen Airport.
Ingrid Holm Svendsen, CEO of Hordaland County Council says:
Hordaland County Council is very pleased with making another contract with Stadler for six additional light rail vehicles. They will be set in use in 2022 when we are extending the Bybanen to another suburb, Fyllingsdalen. We are looking forward to offer our commuters and travellers even more of the comfortable and good vehicles from Stadtler.
Jure Mikolčić, CEO of Stadler Pankow GmbH says:
We are very pleased to continue our successful and cooperative partnership with Bybanen in Bergen with the order for six VARIOBAHN optional trams. It makes us proud to have a share in a piece of successful urban development by the means of public transport with the provision of the vehicle fleet in operation”
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