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Üstra orders another 50 TW-3000 light rail vehicles: Vossloh Kiepe and Alstom are awarded a contract for another 50 LRVs by Üstra, Hanover, within the scope of their option during the handover of the first new LRV

(PresseBox) (Düsseldorf, ) Üstra Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe AG orders another 50 LRVs from the consortium partners Vossloh Kiepe and Alstom Transport Deutschland. The managing board of Üstra made this announcement on November 15, 2013 during the handover of the first light rail vehicle of the type TW 3000 in Leipzig.

The first of altogether 50 high-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs) was transported from Leipzig to Hanover on November 15, 2013. The new TW3000 LRVs are based on a contract concluded in 2011, which includes 50 LRVs and an option for another 96 LRVs, of which 50 have now been ordered.

In the next few days the dynamic commissioning of the state-of-the-art bidirectional vehicles begins in Hanover and will probably last until the end of February 2014. Thus, operation with passengers can start at the beginning of March upon receipt of the vehicle approval.

The new 25 m long LRVs do not only stand out due to their modern vehicle concept and their high passenger comfort, but also due to the fact that they fulfil high safety requirements: Thus, special impact and crash elements have been integrated, which provide better crash protection. The bogies have been designed in a particularly compact way to meet the requirements for the TW3000 LRVs and provide high comfort for the passengers during operation.

The driver's workplace has been developed in full consideration of the ergonomic needs of the Üstra drivers. Their wishes were considered at the design stage so that a fully practically oriented workplace has resulted, which all the drivers like.

The new vehicles are going to replace the 30 years old vehicles of the type TW 6000 little by little.

About Alstom Transport

Alstom Transport has the broadest portfolio of systems, equipment and services for the rail market and focusses on sustainable mobility. Alstom Transport can offer turnkey solutions for the complete transport market - from the rail vehicle to the infrastructure via signalling systems. In the financial year 2012/13 Alstom Transport had a turnover of 5.5 billion euros. Alstom Transport is represented in more than 60 countries and employs 27,500 persons.

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Kiepe Electric GmbH

The medium-sized company Vossloh Kiepe is known worldwide as a manufacturer of electrical traction equipment for rail and road vehicles for public transport. The company has specialised e.g. in traction equipment, on-board power supply systems, vehicle control systems, heating and ventilation systems as well as electronic and electrical components, which are developed, designed and manufactured on the premises of the company in Düsseldorf.

The well tried, environment-friendly traction equipment has not only been applied in many international projects, but has also been installed in many tramcars and light rail vehicles in North Rhine-Westphalia, e.g. in Düsseldorf, Krefeld, Cologne, Bonn, Dortmund and Mülheim, as well as in trolleybuses and hybrid buses in Solingen, Hagen, Düsseldorf and Dortmund.