- To date a total of 66 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY trams have been ordered by the City of Linz in Austria
- The innovative Bombardier maintenance scheme has proven successful at LINZ AG LINIEN
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received an order for another six FLEXITY 100% low-floor trams. The contract is valued at approximately 19 million euro ($26 million US). The new vehicles will be used on the tram extension to Traun.
Bombardier will manufacture the new FLEXITY trams at its Vienna site and delivery of the first vehicles is scheduled for mid-2015. This order is the fifth occasion that the Linz Transport Authority has opted for Bombardier trams. The vehicles, called "Cityrunners", have been in use in Linz since 2001.
Erich Haider, Executive Director, LINZ AG, said: "The long-standing cooperation between Bombardier and LINZ AG LINIEN has been excellent for years. Leading-edge technology trams stand for safety, comfort, energy efficiency and design at its best. I look forward to putting another six Cityrunners into service on the tram extension to Traun."
At the end of May 2009, a further milestone in the collaboration of the two partners was achieved with the launch of the new Pöstlingbergbahn in a retro-design. The new trams were awarded the Red Dot Design Honourable Mention in 2010 and have been in successful revenue service since 2011.
The FLEXITY trams are 40 m long, 2.3 m wide and able to accommodate 224 passengers. The functional interior design elements of the new vehicle integrate many years of day-to-day operational experience. The vehicles are reliable and accessible to mobility impaired passengers. The enhanced passenger comfort results from the combination of 100% low-floor technology and conventional wheel-set bogies.
Since 2012, the innovative Bombardier maintenance scheme has proven highly successful with the Linz Transport Authority. The fleet maintenance expertise is provided by Bombardier and the maintenance work is carried out by Linz Transport Authority employees on their own premises at Bombardier's expense. By bundling the core competencies of Bombardier and the Linz Transport Authority, maintenance costs are reduced and the long-term service lifetime of the trams is guaranteed.
Overall, Bombardier now has more than 4,000 trams and light rail vehicles in successful revenue service or on order in cities across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
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