Siemens has won a contract to build a tram system on the campus of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in Doha. The transport system, which is part of plans to create a car-free site, will serve 25 stations.
When completed, the Avenio trams will run on 11.5 km of track without the need for any overhead contact lines.
They will be equipped with the Sitras Hybrid Energy Storage system from Siemens, with energy being supplied at the tram stops. The system would become operational in autumn 2015.
Siemens will supply 19 double-articulated trams to Qatar Foundation, each with the capacity to carry up to 239 passengers, and will be especially equipped to cope with the country's climatic conditions.
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company. Siemens' principal activities are in the fields of industry, energy, transportation and healthcare. Siemens has a primary listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
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