photo: Alexander Light

High-floor Vehicle Tango

Stadler Rail AG

Tango is a modern high-floor vehicle, it has been designed together with low-floor Variobahn trams for BOGESTRA (Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahn AG). The main goal of the design was a consistent appearance of both vehicles Tango and Variobahn. Identical construction characteristics and the application of identical components have been the basis of this product line. For the benefit of a double-wing door positioned directly behind the driver’s compartment the front module is kept quite short. The reduced slant of the vehicle’s front improves visibility conditions and readability of the destination display. The layout of the parting lines and the segmentation of the paneling ensure consistent contours and comply with maintenance requirements. Functional components such as headlights and cameras are homogeneously arranged and well integrated into the overall design. BOGESTRA's Tango and Variobahn have been awarded with the iF design award 2006.
photo: Messe Berlin/Volkmar Otto
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