Translohr tramway on tyres

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Translohr tramways on tyres combine the performance of a guided system running on a central rail and the benefits of a vehicle with tyres: Improved braking performance due to the grip of the tyres, silent running, and a unique capacity to overcome grades up to 13%.

Translohr tramways on tyres are special in their ability to mesh with existing street layouts, with a narrow gauge and a very short turning radius, which are particularly suited to travel within a historic city centre with tight curves and a unique topography.

Capacity

Translohr trams can contain 3 to 6 cars (up to 358 passengers – Translohr STE6, 6p/m²).

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Guidance system

  • Guidance provided by two V-shaped rollers tilted 45°
  • Single-track route with built-in guidance on each axle

Safety

  • Improved braking performance owing to the grip of the tyres
  • Cab with panoramic view for the driver

Autonomy & environment

  • On-board batteries
  • Electrical guided system without CO2 emissions

Features

Narrow clearance gauge: 5.18 m

Narrow clearance gauge: 5.18 m

The narrow gauge of Translohr tramways on tyres (2.2 m) helps its unique ability to fit into existing streets, with a footprint of 5.18 (tangent track), the lowest on the market. This feature makes it possible to optimise infrastructure with a smaller track width, particularly in historic or enclosed centre cities.

Short turning radius: 10.5 m

Short turning radius: 10.5 m

The tram's single-track route and narrow gauge give Translohr a unique ability to fit into existing streets, with a very short turning radius (10.5 m), which is particularly suited to historic city centres with tight curves or unique topography. This performance enables the tram to do a half-turn in a roundabout, for instance.

Run up slopes of 13 %

Run up slopes of 13 %

The grip of the tyres aids the traction and braking performance of Translohr trams, with a unique ability to overcome grades up to 13%. For longer trams (39 and 46 m), the axles can be fitted with additional motors (wheel motors).

Integral low floor: 25 cm

Integral low floor: 25 cm

The integral low floor (25 cm high) makes the tram accessible to people with disabilities. The reduced gap in the station allows wheelchair users and strollers to board more easily.

Zero C02 emissions

Zero C02 emissions

As a 100% electric guided urban transport system, the Translohr emits no CO2 and serves cities' sustainable development and green mobility strategies.

Silent running

Silent running

The tyres allow the trams to run especially quietly, both inside and outside the trams, with no vibrations or screeching in turns for the comfort of passengers and neighbours.