More Citylink Hybrid Vehicles Destined for Chemnitz

July 20, 2015

Following up on a contractual option, the Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachen (VMS) has ordered four more “Citylink Chemnitz” hybrid light rail vehicles from the Dusseldorf based traction specialist Vossloh Kiepe and its Spanish sister company Vossloh Rail Vehicles. The original contract for eight low-floor vehicles was signed in August 2012.

The Citylink hybrid vehicles are dual mode vehicles - able to operate on 600V/750V DC overhead voltage and on diesel power. On the city’s tramway network they are powered solely from the overhead power lines, while on the railway network they are diesel powered. The vehicles have two powerpacks fitted to the roof - consisting of a diesel engine and a generator.