Timişoara chooses Bozankaya trams – The Worldwide Gentle Rail Journal

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Bozankaya has made a breakthrough into the European market with its order for Timişoara, primarily based upon a design already constructed for Kayseri in Turkey. Picture courtesy of Bozankaya

The Municipality of Timisoara in Romania has signed an settlement with Turkish rolling inventory producer Bozankaya for 16 five-section 100% low-floor trams for RON155.8m (EUR32.9m).

The primary 32.7m tram is to be delivered earlier than the top of 2020, with all automobiles resulting from be town inside 48 months of contract signature. Choices exist for an extra 24 trams that may see the contract worth rise to RON380m (EUR80m). The one different bid was from Polish producer Pesa. The procurement is being financed by European Union grant funding.

Bozankaya claims that the brand new 70km/h-capable trams will be capable of run on battery energy for as much as 60km (37 miles) within the occasion of traction provide outages; they would be the first trams with onboard traction power storage in Romania. That is vital as town is planning to construct new tramlines for the 2021 European Metropolis of Tradition occasion, however might not have time to finish electrification of the brand new sections.

Though comparatively new to the rail market – the corporate started its first rail R&D initiatives in 2012 – Bozankaya has constructed 30 related trams for the Turkish metropolis of Kayseri. The  order marks the primary tramway contract outdoors its home market, though the producer has delivered metro automobiles to Bangkok’s SkyTrain line as a part of a three way partnership with Siemens with the latter supplying bogies, traction and braking tools.Bozankaya was chargeable for car meeting at its Ankara plant. The primary metro car was accomplished in June 2018 and delivered to Bangkok final August.

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