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Encyclopedia > Avanto (tram)
The Avanto has found success in the United States, including Houston, Texas.
The Avanto has found success in the United States, including Houston, Texas.
Avanto car for the LYNX Blue Line in Charlotte

The Avanto is a low-floor tram manufactured by Siemens AG. It is used or on order by several systems in the United States and for tram-train operations in France. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... LYNX is the light rail service in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States that is set to begin service on November 26, 2007. ... Avantouinti is Finnish for ice hole swimming, a traditional Finnish practice of cutting through the ice to swim in a frozen body of water. ... Passenger door of a low-floor tram Passenger door of a non-low-floor tram In public transportation, low floor is a term describing vehicles such as busses, trolleybusses and trams whose passenger compartment has a floor which is considerably lower than that of traditional cars. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... “Siemens” redirects here. ... This article is about trams sharing tracks with main-line railways. ...

Its principal competitors are Bombardier’s Flexity trams (the Outlook, Classic, Swift, and the Link tram-train) and Alstom’s Citadis. Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Bombardier group. ... The modern Eurotram was first used in Strasbourg. ... A Flexity Classic tram in Frankfurt. ... A low-floor Flexity Swift tram in Cologne. ... The Flexity Link is a low-floor tram-train manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation, railway signalling; and manufacturing trains (e. ... A Citadis 202 tram in Melbourne, Australia The Citadis is a low-floor tram built by Alstom in La Rochelle, France, and Barcelona, Spain. ...

Current orders

All five agencies anticipate further orders pending the success of their initial vehicles. “Houston” redirects here. ... METRORail is the light rail service in Houston, Texas, United States that started on January 1, 2004. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The San Diego Trolley is a trolley-style light rail system operating in the metropolitan area of San Diego, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) (French National Railway Company) is a French public enterprise. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Aulnay-sous-Bois is a town and commune of France, in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris. ... Bondy is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... LYNX is the light rail service in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States that is set to begin service on November 26, 2007. ... The Charlotte Area Transit System, commonly referred to as CATS, is the public transit system in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) is a light rail system in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City 376. ...

  • O-Train, Ottawa, Ontario: Expansion project's finalized contract involves these trams. Political and financial problems resulted in problems with this project, despite the fact it was too far ahead to cancel or delay without considerable financial expense and penalty. This project has now been officially cancelled by Ottawa city council, which will likely lead to long and expensive lawsuits by Siemens and other contractors against the City of Ottawa.

The O-Train at Carleton University. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...

External links

  • Siemens Avanto official web site

  Results from FactBites:
Siemens Transportation Systems - A first in France: commissioning of a tram-train line (690 words)
The Avanto tram-train, adapted to satisfy French safety standards and regulations, combines the advantages of trains and tramways and runs with a dual-current electrical power supply: 25 kV 50 Hz on the railway network and 750 V DC on the urban tracks.
The "Avanto" range is a new generation of peri-urban vehicles with low floors, combining diverse design to technical flexibility, suitable both for running on tramway lines in town centres, as well as on railway tracks outside town.
Avanto is part of a platform common to American and European markets.
Platform concept Guarantees value for Money - Rolling Stock International Railway Journal - Find Articles (870 words)
Avanto is designed both for street running as an LRV and also on mainline railways to create a seamless link without passenger interchange between town and country.
The steel-bodied Avanto with a low-floor area 380mm above the rail is available in two base lengths: 37m with five sections, 90 seats and room for 160 standing passengers (in bi-directional configuration), and 28m with three sections, 89 seats and room for 94 standing passengers.
Avanto, with its low life-cycle costs, reliability through proven technology, and design flexibility, is already attracting attention in Germany and France, with requests from Kassel and Bremen, and interest from between 10 and 15 cities in France.
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