References

Vossloh Kiepe supplies the complete electrical equipment for rail vehicles. Traction technology, vehicle control systems, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems as well as static converters for on-board power supply all come from Kiepe's own development and production facilities.
The vehicle equipment is completed with systems obtained externally, e.g. lighting, brakes, traction motors and gear boxes or passenger information systems. Thus all the electrical systems are delivered to the customer from a single source. The following lists references of systems including the traction equipment and its control.

Wuppertal: Suspension railcars, Germany, Delivery: 2014-2015

Vossloh Kiepe has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 31 new suspension railcars from the Wuppertaler Stadtwerke. The new suspension railcars will have a modern appearance and will be equipped with Vossloh Kiepe’s innovative traction technology. This entails the delivery of traction and static converters as well as the control systems.

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Karlsruhe: Light rail vehicle Citylink NET, Germany, Delivery: 2013-2015

The light rail vehicles NET 2012 have been specially adapted for the infrastructure and requirements of the city of Karlsruhe and its region. Due to innovative design they fulfil all increasing requirements for mobility and ride comfort.The passenger compartment is easily accessed via five double doors.

Hannover TW3000: New high-floor light rail vehicles—Vossloh Kiepe heading the consortium, Delivery: 2013-2014

The biggest procurement since the Expo: the new urban light rail vehicles ordered by üstra Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe AG. The new TW3000 vehicles will replace the 30-year-old TW6000.

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Rostock: Tramlink 6N2, Germany, Delivery: 2013-2014

The new 5-part multihinge traction vehicles will be 32 metres long and 2.65 metre wide. As a special feature, the railcar width reduces to 2.30 metres at the entrance level. The vehicles are equipped with extremely reliable, state-of-the-art electric traction and control technology from Vossloh Kiepe. The tram’s most striking feature is the extremely low energy consumption.

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Jena: low-floor tram Tramino, Germany, Delivery: 2013

Vossloh Kiepe, the tramcar expert from Düsseldorf, has equipped the five new vehicles with its reliable equipment. The new low-floor trams are 29 metres long and designed as three-part two directional vehicles. These new vehicles will undergo a modern design developed in order to suit the one-meter wide railway system in Jena.

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Kassel: 18+6 Tram Cars, Delivery: 2011-2013

The KVG consolidated its long-standing business relationship with Vossloh Kiepe with a new order for 18 tramcars with an option for 6 additional vehicles. Bombardier vehicle manufacturers will be providing its modern NGT8 tram, which is equipped with the efficient drive technology from Vossloh Kiepe.

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Belgrade: Traction kits for 30 vehicles , Delivery: 2011-2012

Vossloh Kiepe has received another order from CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) for the delivery of traction kits for 30 vehicles for Belgrade’s tramway network founded back in 1892. The vehicles will be shipped out between February 2011 and August 2012.

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Bielefeld: new high-floor light rail vehicles, Delivery: 2011-2012

New high-floor LRV with Vossloh Kiepe equipment for Bielefeld’s moBiel GmbH that has awarded the Vossloh Kiepe and Heiterblick consortium a contract for 16 high-floor LRVs, thereby opting for the flexibility and proven partnership of two SMEs in renewing its fleet.

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Leon: Tramlink, Spain, Delivery: 2011

To renew its vehicle fleet, Feve (Ferrocarriles Espanoles des Via Estracha), a Spanish operator of metre-gauge lines, has ordered four low-floor vehicles of the Tramlink family.

Düsseldorf: New light rail vehicles, Delivery: 2010-2012

After the delivery and successful operation of the first 15 rail vehicles, Rheinbahn AG decided to exercise its options on a further 61 vehicles. These have been gradually supplied in batches of 15, 20 and, finally, 26 vehicles. Overall, the delivery and commissioning of the new series of vehicles should be completed by the end of Q1/2012 with the replacement of the old GT8 and GT8S tram series.

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Manchester: high-floor M5000 light rail vehicles , Delivery: 2009-2011

As member of a consortium with Bombardier Transportation, Vossloh Kiepe is supplying 48 new LRVs for the existing Metrolink network and for the new line-extensions for the region of Greater Manchester. The M5000 has a capacity for over 200 passengers and is operated in both single and double-traction modes. The 28.4-meter long and 2.65-meter wide vehicles are powered by two high-performance direct-pulse inverters and four three-phase AC motors for speeds of up to 80 km/h.

Edinburgh: traction kits for 27 trams, Delivery: 2009–2010

Vossloh Kiepe has been awarded for the first time from CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) a contract for the entire traction systems of 27 vehicles. Back in 1871 the city of Edinburgh commissioned its first tram. Many years later in 1956, the last completed its farewell journey. 51 years further on the Scottish parliament on March 15, 2007, resolved to relaunch a new tram line in Edinburgh.

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Krefeld: 19 low-floor trams, Delivery: 2009-2010

On December 17, 2007, a contract was signed in Krefeld on (initially) 19 low-floor trams; the first of these was scheduled for delivery as early as December 2009, with the remaining 18 to follow at two-week intervals, up to August 2010. Thereafter, there is an option for a further 19 such trams.

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Porto: 30 low-floor light rail vehicles, Delivery: 2008-2009

Together with Bombardier Transportation, Vossloh Kiepe is building 30 low-floor LRVs to be delivered to Porto, the attractive Atlantic town near the mouth of the Douro river. Measuring around 37 m in length, the vehicles feature four bogies all of which are powered. Just as impressive as the performances of the local soccer clubs are those of our vehicles with a top speed of 100 km/h and a powerful mean acceleration of 1 m/s².

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Dortmund: low-floor light rail vehicles NGT8, Delivery: 2007-2010

The DSW21 keeps people on the move in the city of Dortmund, Germany, where annually over 127 million passengers revert to this closely meshed network of bus, tram, and urban rail services. Altogether 111 light rail vehicles operate on eight lines covering end-to-end over 100 km.

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Cologne: Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicle K4500, Delivery: 2004-2010

Cologne Transit Authority (Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG, KVB) operates the second largest tramway and light rail system in Germany with a track length of more than 190 km.

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Bremen: Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicle GT8N-1, Delivery: 2005-2007

For more than 50 years the Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has been a customer with Vossloh Kiepe in Düsseldorf. In this period more than 240 tramcars have been equipped electrically.

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Leipzig, Germany, Delivery: 2003-2007

To cope with the volume of passengers, small and flexible vehicle units are needed by many transport authorities, particularly by small authorities, and as feeders for large transport authorities.

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Bonn, Germany, Delivery: 2003

Bonn Transit Authority (Stadtwerke Bonn GmbH, SWB) operates a light rail network that links the city-centre of Bonn with the cities of Bad Honnef, Siegburg, Bad Godesberg and Cologne. Due to a planned expansion and renewal of the rolling stock, Kiepe supplied 15 sets of electrical equipment for the new high-floor light rail vehicles. Revenue service with the new high-floor LRVs began in 2003.

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Cologne, Germany, Delivery: 2002-2003

The light rail network operated by the Cologne Transit Authority (Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG, KVB) has a route network more than 285 km long, making it one of the longest light rail networks in Germany. Within the scope of a project for the expansion and renewal of the rolling stock, Kiepe is supplying the electrical equipment for 59 high-floor light rail vehicles, class K5000, that were developed in close co-operation with Bombardier. An option for a further 87 extra vehicles is part of the contract.

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Schwerin, Germany, Delivery: 2001-2003

The Schwerin Transit Authority (Nahverkehr Schwerin GmbH) operates a tram network with a length of approx. 22 kilometres. With more than 100.000 passengers per day the tramway builds the backbone of the state capitol's public transport system. It is intended, that 28 new low-floor tramcars will replace the Tatra vehicles by the year 2003.

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Taiwan, Republic of China, Delivery: 2002

So far there were no Light Rail Systems on the island of Taiwan. In order to increase the quality of life in the densely populated western part of the island and to provide efficient connections to the new high-speed railway connection being built between Taipei, the capital, in the north and Kaoshing, a seaport, in the south, several LRV systems were planned.

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Düsseldorf: Low-Floor Tramcar NF 8 and NF 10, Delivery: 2000-2004

The network operated by the Rheinische Bahngesellschaft AG (Rheinbahn), Düsseldorf, has a total length of approximately 150 km. The new tramcars in 100% low-floor technology are operated on the non-tunnel lines.

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Graz, Austria, Delivery: 2000-2001

The new Cityrunner for the Grazer Stadtwerke AG -Verkehrsbetriebe. The 18 low-floor articulated light rail vehicles will be delivered in 2001 and in the mechanical part manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, Vienna.

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Cracow, Poland, Delivery: 1999-2004

The Metropolitan Transit Authority MPK Kraków in Poland operates a tramway network with a length of approx. 85 km in the city of Cracow and its suburb Nowa Huta. The tramway system plays an important role for the urban public transport in Cracow.

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Kassel, Germany, Delivery: 1998-2001

In 1997 and 1998, the Kassel public transport authority (Kasseler Verkehrs-Gesellschaft AG, KVG) decided to purchase 22 eight-axle low-floor articulated light rail vehicles (LRV) designated 8NGTW that will be delivered in two lots between 1999 and 2000.

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Croydon, Great Britain, Delivery: 1998-1999

The new metropolitan light rail system centred on Croydon links East and West Croydon and extends to Wimbledon in the west and Beckenham, Elmers End and New Addington in the east. The new system complements and provides inter-changes with existing rail services to London.

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Düsseldorf, Germany, Delivery: 1996-1998

The Rheinische Bahngesellschaft AG (Rheinbahn Düsseldorf, i.E. Düsseldorf Transit Authority) operates a route network with a length of approx. 150 km. It is intended, that new low-floor tramcars will be used on surface routes. Deliveries into 1998 will comprise of 48 single-directional vehicles NF 6 (long version).

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Cologne, Germany, Delivery: 1995-2002

Cologne Transit Authority, KVB (Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG) operates a network of approximately 270 km in length. As from March 1999 a fleet of 120 modern low-floor light rail vehicles of type K4000 is in service on the East-West routes 1, 7, 8 and 9.

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Bremen, Germany, Delivery: 1993-1996

For more than 50 years the Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has been a customer with Vossloh Kiepe in Düsseldorf. In this period more than 240 tramcars have been equipped electrically.

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