Prototype tram “Imperio”, released in Bucharest

Passenger Cars Astra SA RATB inaugurated Tuesday in Bucharest, the prototype low-floor tram “Imperio Eco”, built in collaboration with director Bucharest transport and Siemens. The event took place in the presence of Minister Delegate on business issues, Lucian Isar, the owner Astra Passenger Coaches, Valeria Blidar, and director of urban transport infrastructure, Giani Dabu. remind the framework agreement – the first step in partnership with Astra and Siemens to manufacture the famous trams in Bucharest “Imperio” which will then be sold all over the world – was signed for a period of 10 years, on 21 February 2011, the then Director General RATB Adrian criticizes President Siemens Romania Cristian Secosan, and President Astra Cars Arad, Valer armor, in the presence of the Austrian Embassy Commercial Attaché in Bucharest, Rudolf Lukavsky.

Low-floor tram “Imperio Eco” is fully computerized and can carry 300 people. The vehicle is equipped with air-conditioning in saloon and cabins, a passenger information system with destination signs and voice announcements as well as a video surveillance system.

With unilateral or bidirectional operation, has a spacious interior in bright colors, changeable according to customer requirements. The concept guarantees best value for price, operation and maintenance, showed representatives Astra Arad.

It also has a tram energy recovery system that ensures the operation of air conditioning at no extra cost.

60-70 km / h

Order tram, and traction or braking, stop by microprocessors. The vehicle is equipped with 4 independent brake systems and can move at a speed up to 60-70 km / hour.

The price of this vehicle ranges from 1.7 to 1.8 million, while the leadership SC Astra Cars Arad says “Imperio” is the most economical tram in the world, taking into account the energy consumption rate / number of passengers / km .

In the country and abroad

So far it is unknown whether any such RATB tram will run on routes from Bucharest, as buyer must Safi General Council of Bucharest (General Council).

“We are in talks with autonomous public transport in the country, City Hall, to initiate possible that tram commands. We are also in discussions for delivery to foreign markets such as Turkey, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova soon, we are optimistic, “said Cornelius Negret, director of marketing at Astra Wagon.

Production unit in Bucharest can produce up to three trams per month.

Source : ZiuaCargo

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