The ForCity Smart Artic Helsinki tram is the world‘s first mass-produced narrow-gauge 100% low-floor tram with a fully pivoting bogie.
All-wheel drive and robust bogie design with axles ensures smooth operation in the challenging conditions in the capital of Finland. An axle load of less than 8.5 tons results in the reduction of infrastructure maintenance costs. An efficient heating system designed for northern conditions that includes thorough thermal insulation along with innovative use of regenerative brake energy for heating the vehicle.
This 2.4 metre wide, uni-directional three-section tram with a 1 000 mm gauge can carry 125 passengers (5 persons/m2), with 74 seats and 14 folding seats.
Two tram units were delivered to the capital city of Finland, Helsinki in 2014 and after a successful trial operation, including two harsh winters, the delivery of an additional 38 + 20 trams of this type is in progress. The Scandinavian design contributes to the high useability value of the vehicle.