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Siemens Combino Plus tram 2036 in Budapest
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No: 4090   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Siemens   Country: Hungary
Siemens Combino Plus tram 2036 in Budapest

Photographed on 9 August 2008.
These are low floor trams, introduced in 2006.
Siemens won the tender for the new Grand Boulevard trams (routes 4 and 6) with a design based on the Düsseldorf NF10 trams, which were basically Combinos with small-wheel bogies at the front and back. After the structural problems of the original Combino design became known, Siemens came up with a new design which was accepted by the Budapest City Council and BKV. The new type, sometimes called "Combino Plus", but sometimes also "Combino Supra" retains little from the original Combinos: instead of a multi-articulated vehicle made out of aluminium, and with rigid trucks, this one is made out of stainless steel, and has bogies.
The first car arrived on March 14. 2006, and was taken into usage on July 1 of the same year, after many months of compulsory trial runs. The last one arrived on May 4, 2007. Currently all forty cars are assigned to the Grand Boulevard routes, but there are plans to run them on route 1 on weekends. The whole series consists of forty 54-meter-long, 100% low-floor cars, currently the longest tramcars in the world.

Picture added on 22 August 2008
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