AT6/5

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Incentro AT6/5
Tram at Station Street terminus in Nottingham - geograph.org.uk - 133038.jpg
Incentro AT6/5
NET tram interior - 205 "Lord Byron".jpg
Interior of 205 "Lord Byron"
In service 2004–Present
Manufacturer Bombardier Transportation
Built at Derby
Family name Incentro
Constructed 2002–2003
Refurbishment 2013
Number built 15
Number in service 15
Formation 5 car articulated
Fleet numbers 201-215
Capacity 54/8 seats, 129 standing per tram
Operator Nottingham Express Transit
Specifications
Car body construction Stainless steel sides, aluminium roof
Car length 33 m (108 ft 3 in)
Width 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in)
Height 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
Articulated sections 5
Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Weight 39.3 tonnes (38.7 long tons) per tram
Traction motors 8x 45 kW (60 hp)
asynchronous motors
Electric system(s) 750 V DC OHLE
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Incentro AT6/5 is a 100% low floor tram used by Nottingham Express Transit (NET) in Nottingham, England.

Incentro AT6/5[edit]

AT6/5L Incentro trams were designed and built by ADtranz for the Tramway de Nantes in 2000–2001, and the AT6/5 is almost identical but 3.4 metres shorter. In 2000 Adtranz signed a package deal for the construction of the NET tramway and for the delivery of 15 trams but in 2001 before work began ADtranz was acquired by Bombardier Transportation, which carried out the construction and manufacturing work between 2002 and 2003. The trams entered service on 9 March 2004 and run on 750 volts DC with a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph). They are articulated in five sections, and are 33 metres long and 2.4 metres wide.[1]

Names[edit]

From a very early stage, the trams were named after famous local people.[2] Vinyl transfers carrying the names are on diagonally opposite corners of the exterior. Upon introduction they were also on the front (in direction of travel) right-hand side above the windows, in the same style as advertisements.

Refurbishment[edit]

In December 2012, NET announced that the fleet would be refurbished and receive a new livery and interior. The first to be refurbished was tram 215, which was released for passenger service on 8 March 2013. Trams 214, 213, 205, 202, 203 have since been refurbished.

The 22 new Alstom Citadis 302 trams, built for the tramway extensions will be in the new livery. The refurbishment has been planned for a while, as the artist impressions of the new trams showed that their seating was the same as the seating in the refurbishment – the impressions were released in June 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thetram.net/about/depot.asp
  2. ^ http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/net.html
  3. ^ "Charity dinner tribute to Cycling Sid, inspiration for a generation". Nottingham Evening Post. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. "Mr Standard, dubbed Cycling Sid, was honoured after his death with a Nottingham tram being named in his memory" 

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