Low-floor tram procurement for Tirol Central Area

Innsbruck/Austria, 2000–2008

Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB) is operating three urban tramway lines and the „Stubaitalbahn“. In the course of network enlargement within the scope of a regional tramway concept, the fleet, which is partly aged over 40 years, shall be replaced by modern rolling stock with 100% low floor technology. Quantity: 22 units, option on further 22 units.

The project was structured into three work packages:

  1. Development of a technical and commercial specification document with modern life cycle philosophy under consideration of the specific requirements of infrastructure, operation management and the rough climatic conditions in the alpine area.

  2. Preparation and implementation of public tender process including corresponding documents:

    • Elaboration of assessment criteria.
    • Review and evaluation of prequalification documents and offers.
    • Detailed engineering consulting.
    • Consultative support during negotiations with bidders.
    1. Construction supervision; Preparation and implementation of technical and regulatory acceptance tests.


    Client: Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe, Innsbruck/Austria