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New trams for Oslo

Photo: Ina Helen Østby / Sporveien / NTB scanpix

In Winter 2020–21, Oslo will receive new trams. The new trams will be able to carry 100 million passengers a year.

“Those who travel with the new trams will experience a major upgrade compared to the tram offer today,” says project manager Bjørn Bjune in Sporveien Trikken in a press release.

On Tuesday, the prototype of the new trams was rolled into the capital eighteen months before they are put in service. This prototype is almost the same as the 87 new trams ordered from Spain’s CAF, but is somewhat shorter. Today, Sporveien has a total of 71 trams.

Each of the new trams has a capacity of 220 passengers. Today, 50 million people travel by tram each year, while more and more trams will be able to transport 100 million people.

The new trams also come with a low floor, which will make boarding and disembarking easier, especially for those with wheelchairs or prams. They are 34.16 meters long, 2.65 meters wide and will have six doors, compared to today’s four.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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