Stockholm City Autonomous Tram by Vanessa Sattele, Patrik Pettersson & Fredrik Nilsson

Skott L. | 12:45 AM | 8 comments

Vanessa Sattele

A project sponsored by Alstom to designed a future autonomous tram for Stockholm City, 2025 saw three designers- Vanessa Sattele, Patrik Pettersson & Fredrik Nilsson came up with this double decker tram that designed in a Scandinavian way, being clean, simple and bright at the same time as it is timeless, open and user friendly.

Stockholm City
Autonomous Tram
The new double-decker the tram carries about 170 passengers, but on a smaller footprint than standard trams, hence it creates less of a blockade in traffic. It also gives an opportunity to have less seats on the street level floor, creating a more spacious and accessible area for wheelchairs, prams or lots of luggage. Having doors on the second floor opens up new possibilities, not only to speed up the flow of exiting and entering the tram, but also offers instant access to big shopping centers directly from the second floor.

Vanessa Sattele
Stockholm City

via Vanessa Sattele | Patrik Pettersson

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  1. Anonymous says:

    the staircase waste too much space

  2. Anonymous says:

    yh, but you cant say it doesn't look damn good

  3. If the tram stops had steps up to the top level the internal stairs could be removed giving much more space for seats, of which I only see around 56. But nice design, love the glass.

  4. Levi says:

    Right, let's use ladders instead.

  5. Tim says:

    Depending on how these are powered and how tall they are, these could work great in Melbourne on some routes. I want them.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This tram is featured in the computer game 'Cities in Motion', which names it the 'Scanditram Multi'. (All 34 vehicles in the game seem to be based on real designs, but given fake names, for some reason.) Nice work!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Nice design and refreshing idea. An example of thinking out of the box. Now to the technical... I do not see the pantograph in the visualizations. The axle load of this double decker tram would exceed 20 tons when fully loaded and would literally destroy the infrastructure. PCC-style trams have about 5 to 6 tons per axle, modern low floor trams have 10 tons and that with fixled bogies causes a lot of trouble for the operators. The concept of this two section car is probably based on semi-pivoting bogies known from the new Combinosupra cars (for example Budapest) or GT6 cars in many german cities. They are based on the Hansawager or Tatra KT4. Overall a good conept, but certainly not for double decker trams becouse of weight issues. The doors on the second floor, used only on certain stations are not very prctical IMHO. Also there does not seem tobe enough room for the elecric equipment in the car.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Erik - this tram appears to be a wireless design like the ones in Bordeaux France. power is supplied from a center third rail in the ground.