TW 6000

TW 6000

Since 1974 the green vehicles of type TW 6000 are in operation. The 28,28 metres long and 2,40 metres wide vehicles replaced train by train the traditional tramways and were the first rails in Hanover. Until 1993 a total of 260 eight-axle vehicles were purchased for the combined use within the underground and tramway system. Due to the striking colour, „the Green Ones“ helped to shape the townscape of Hanover.

Technical data TW 6000
Construction type Eight axle articulated bidirectional tramcar
Vehicle numbers 6001–6260
Colour Green
Year of construction 1974–1993
Seating places 46
Standing places 104
Access Three-level fold-up steps
Electricity fed back Up to 30 percent
Length 28,28 m
Width 2,40 m
Rail gauge 1.435 mm
Empty mass 38.800 kg
Engine type DC variable speed motor
Drive power 2 x 218 kW
Train set 2-coach train in regular operation, technically possible up to 4-coach train
Manufacturer of mechanical parts Duewag / LHB
Manufacturer of electronical components Siemens, Kiepe, AEG
Design Prof. Herbert Lindinger (Hanover)