TramRus LLC, a joint venture of Alstom and our partner Transmashholding (TMH), signed a contract to supply St.Petersburg with 3 low-floor trams in addition to the one recently ordered by the city. The first one will be supplied to the world's tram capital 1j by 1 December 2014 and the three others by 20 December 2014. These 4 tramways have been specifically designed for Russia's infrastructure and climate.
The trams are 25m long with a capacity of over 200 passengers, nearly double that of existing fleets. It offers commuters a high level of comfort with spacious interiors and spaces dedicated to luggage, wheelchairs and prams. Our combined with TMH tram reduces specific energy consumption up to 10% and increases the service life of rolling stock to 30 years. The same tram has been running in Moscow since 20th of August on the route № 17 "Ostankino - Medvedkovo."
* Nowadays the city on the Neva is considered as the tram capital of the world. On the streets of St. Petersburg are laid 700 kilometers of tram tracks. This fact was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.