The 2020 Oslo Tram project is a holistic design vision for new trams that the people of Oslo would be proud to have. It includes realistic design proposals of the exterior, interior and the user experience.
Mikkel Brandt Bugge, Taral Jansen
This a realistic vision for Oslo’s planned tram purchase for 2020. The objective is to achieve a modern, functional and efficient tram concept that could influence the future of Oslo’s public transportation design. Based on a multi-articulated tram type that only has wheels under three out of five wagons, the two wagons without wheels can be built with 100% low floor to focus on higher passenger capacity. The new trams are longer than existing Oslo trams, has fewer seats, more doors, lower floors, more open areas and a wider aisle for a better flow and efficiency.
Inspired by the aesthetics of Scandinavian simplicity, the new tram identity comprises a simple and modern exterior with geometric shapes, smooth transitions, minimal surfaces and illuminating lines that light up the streets of Oslo. Other key features include a bright and open interior with Norwegian wood and felt seats, a better user experience guided by exterior and interior screens that clearly display active route information, and a transparent captain’s dashboard that would help tram drivers spot any children and dogs in front of the tram.