Bombardier wins contract for 117 new Flexity trams
Posted on 04 Jan 2021 and read 507 times
Global mobility provider Bombardier Transportation
has received an order for a framework agreement with Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) for the delivery of up to 117 new Bombardier Flexity trams including spare parts supply for up to 32 years — the deal is worth up to 571 million euros.
At the same time, BVG has placed an initial firm order for 20 trams and their spare parts supply and is valued at around 115 million euros.
With this firm order, Berlin’s Flexity tram family will grow by three five-car and 17 nine-car trams — the latter being 50m long, which is some 10m longer than all other trams in the BVG fleet.
The trams also feature an equal level floor above the bogies, as well as wider passageways, while the lower entry height enables barrier-free access to the tram for fast boarding.
They will also feature ‘state of the art’ safety technology, such as Obstacle Detection Assistance System (ODAS) to avoid collisions.
The number of Flexity trams in Berlin will grow to a total of 251 trams. Around 1,000 Bombardier Flexity trams are in operation in 42 German cities.
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 36,000 people, and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.