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Bombardier wins $156M FLEXITY order from Gothenburg

Deal also includes an option for up to 60 additional trams, valid until 2026.

October 11, 2016   by PLANT STAFF

Bombardier's FLEXITY low-floor tram. Photo: Bombardier

Bombardier’s FLEXITY low-floor tram.
Photo: Bombardier

BERLIN — Bombardier Transportation and its consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe have been awarded a US$156 million contract to supply 40 FLEXITY low-floor trams to Gothenburg, Sweden.

The deal also includes an option for up to 60 additional trams, valid until 2026.

The Canadian transportation company based in Berlin said the new trams have been adapted to the city’s existing light rail infrastructure and all types of environmental and climate conditions. Double glazing on all windows and doors prevents condensation and safeguards visibility and transparency in all weather conditions; low-floors provide obstacle-free access to all passengers.

The first two trams are scheduled to be delivered to Gothenburg in spring of 2019 and will be tested and run for more than 20,000 kilometres.

Bombardier said the vehicles will gradually replace the city’s current fleet and enable operator Göteborgs Spårvägar to provide the additional and state of the art vehicle capacity that is needed to accommodate the rapid population growth in the city and surrounding region.


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