FLEXITY Swift - Istanbul, Turkey
In summer 2001 the Istanbul Transport Authority (ITC) ordered 55 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Swift low floor light rail vehicles. Similar to the vehicles designed for the Stockholm transport authorities, the Istanbul solution offers at a length of 30 m a total capacity of 272 passengers. It also allows level boarding from platforms of 300 mm only. An air-conditioned interior and increased space for standees are only some of the features that respond to Istanbul's particular requirements. The vehicles are in service on existing lines crossing the historical city-centre of Istanbul as well as on new lines and extensions.