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R carriage

  • Manufacturer: Duewag/Siemens
  • Year(s) in production: 1993/1997
  • Seating/standing capacity: 59/111
  • Length: 27.60 m
  • Width: 2.35 m
  • Height: 3.37 m
  • Weight: 36.88 t
  • Engine output: 8 × 50 kW
  • Number in fleet: 38

The R carriage was the first 100% low-floor carriage in VGF’s fleet. These vehicles are driven by motors in the wheel hubs so there’s no need for any axles along the carriage. This makes it easy for passengers to board and creates a roomy passenger compartment. Each of the motorised carriages also has an electrically powered extendible ramp for wheelchair users by the second door. These vehicles are currently in service on lines 11, 14, 16 and 17.