VBK and AVG Order 25 Light Rail Vehicles from Vossloh Kiepe

April 23, 2015

Within the scope of an option Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH (VBK) and Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (AVG) have ordered another 25 light rail vehicles of the type “Citylink NET 2012” from the Düsseldorf traction specialist Vossloh Kiepe GmbH and its Spanish associate company Vossloh Rail Vehicles. The original contract on the supply of 25 new low-floor vehicles was concluded in 2011 and comprises two options for altogether 50 vehicles.

The Net 2012 is a barrier-free LRV, which can be operated on all tram lines of the VBK in the city and in the region on the light rail lines S1 and S11 of the AVG between Hochstetten and Bad Herrenalb / Ittersbach. Thus, the vehicle connects the area surrounding Karlsruhe with the inner city of Karlsruhe and contributes considerably to high urban mobility. The first vehicles from the original order were put into operation in October last year. About half of the first vehicle lot has already arrived in Karlsruhe; several of these vehicles already perform scheduled operation and are used as driver school vehicles.