FLEXITY 2: Our Flagship Low-floor Tram Platform
FLEXITY 2 Trams - The Future of Urban Transport
The FLEXITY family has become the benchmark for urban mobility in many countries around the world. But as the market leader in light rail solutions, we are always striving to set even higher standards. That is why we listened to our customers’ needs before setting out to make a great tram even better.
The FLEXITY 2 tram incorporates the ‘best of the best,bringing the outstanding, proven features of Bombardier trams into one vehicle.
Bombardier recognises that the light rail market is very diverse and that its customers have differing requirements. Therefore the FLEXITY 2 tram can be tailored to the specific needs of the customer, but operators can be secure in the knowledge that parts are proven and reliable.
The FLEXITY 2 design brings even higher levels of comfort and safety to its passengers, complemented by enhanced facilities for mobility impaired users. Spacious interiors, wide doors, air-conditioning and improved passenger information are all features that optimise the passenger environment.
The combination of 100% low-floor technology and conventional wheel-set bogies brings several benefits to operators and passengers alike. These include step-free entry and ease of access throughout the vehicle. It also ensures a low unsuspended mass on the bogie, which results in ultra-smooth running qualities, low noise levels and vibrations, a much more comfortable ride for the passengers and reduced track maintenance costs for the operator.
Along with other ECO4 energy-saving features, our innovative, on-board MITRAC Energy Saver technology cuts energy consumption by up to 30%. It also integrates our PRIMOVE contactless inductive power transfer system for wireless, emission-free mobility.
New crash performance features and technologies ensure the highest passenger and driver protection. And the tram’s advanced IP-based diagnostics system provides easy access to maintenance and service data as well as system parameters.
Bombardier’s safety standards as applied to FLEXITY 2 provide the best possible protection for both passengers and driver in case of an accident, with vehicles equipped to the highest standards for collision or fire damage and including high performance braking to ensure maximum safety in a relatively unpredictable road environment.
Not surprisingly, as the latest flagship tram in the Bombardier portfolio, the FLEXITY 2 design is equipped with energy saving technologies from the ECO4 portfolio including the BOMBARDIER* MITRAC* Energy Saver allowing energy to be reused and providing energy savings of up to 30%.
Designed for Ease of Maintenance and Maintainability
The FLEXITY 2 tram is also designed for ease of maintenance. Coupled with industry-leading reliability this ensures unparalleled levels of operational efficiency throughout the vehicle’s lifetime.
Blackpool has become the worldwide launch customer for the FLEXITY 2 tram. Find out more about how the FLEXITY 2 tram platform is flexing its muscle and shaping cities around the world: