Doha, Qatar: The first lot of hybrid tram for Education City is on its way from Bremerhaven (a port city in Germany) to Qatar, German engineering giant Siemens has announced.
Nineteen Avenio trams is scheduled to run from 2016 on 11.5 kilometers of track without any overhead contact lines.
The system will be installed on the university campus and serve 25 stations.
The trams will be equipped with the Sitras HES energy storage system from Siemens, with energy being supplied at the tram stops.
The first hybrid tram for Doha has been put through its paces during the last few weeks in the Siemens Wegberg-Wildenrath Test Center; Germany.
The ferry “Paglia” will be transporting the 3-car tram, with an overall length of 27.7 meters, across the North Sea to the port of Doha. The journey of the first tram to Doha will be some 12,255 kilometers and 4 weeks long.
Siemens will supply 19 three-car trams, with each tram capable of accommodating up to 239 passengers.
The low-floor technology and ergonomic design provide a high level of comfort for the passengers. In addition, the energy storage system for optimized energy consumption and the catenary-free operation make the Avenio a role model for sustainable, rail-based mass transit.
© The Peninsula 2015
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