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Manchester: high-floor M5000 light rail vehicles

Delivery: 2009-2016

As member of a consortium with Bombardier Transportation, Vossloh Kiepe is supplying 120 new LRVs for the existing Metrolink network and for the new line-extensions for the region of Greater Manchester. The M5000 has a capacity for over 200 passengers and is operated in both single and double-traction modes. The 28.4-meter long and 2.65-meter wide vehicles are powered by two high-performance direct-pulse inverters and four three-phase AC motors for speeds of up to 80 km/h.