The FLEXITY Family – A Smooth Ride Across the Globe
Bombardier Transportation was the first manufacturer in the industry to combine 100% low-floor technology with conventional wheel-set bogies. To date more than 3,000 FLEXITY vehicles have been ordered or are already in successful revenue service in cities around the globe.
Bombardier’s global leadership in the light rail sector is built on leading-edge technology. And because Bombardier’s technological breakthroughs have been tried and tested in numerous applications, the bottom-line benefit is best-in class reliability. In practice, this means the operator can be confident in the knowledge that products are proven.
FLEXITY trams and light rail vehicles come in different shapes and forms thus providing the ideal solution for operators seeking to identify a vehicle which perfectly fits their city infrastructure. The modular FLEXITY approach is used for our 100% low-floor as well as 70% low-floor vehicles and permits maximum flexibility. Low-floor entrances ensure easy access for passengers with mobility restrictions, prams or heavy shopping.
A Smooth Ride is Guaranteed
Bombardier trams are characterized by ultra-smooth running qualities. This is due to their unique combination of 100% low-floor technology and conventional wheel-set bogies. As a result, transfer of ground noise and vibration are minimal. This not only makes a tram ride much more comfortable for passengers but also results in exemplary levels of quietness. It’s also good news for residents of streets and roads along the tram route. And, with reduced track wear, the operator benefits too from lower infrastructure maintenance costs.
Putting Safety First
“Safety first” has always been one of Bombardier’s top priorities. That is why a great deal of attention is paid to active and passive safety for the driver and passengers, particularly in the event of a collision. Bombardier’s extensive experience in active and passive safety technology is mirrored in the design of FLEXITY trams, which sets new standards in crash performance.
Easy to Maintain and Highly Energy Efficient
The operational efficiency of a tram plays a decisive role in its lifecycle costs. Only by maximizing availability and minimizing running costs is it possible to ensure a satisfactory return on investment. Market-leading, proven reliability of the FLEXITY technology contribute to achieving this objective. Operations and maintenance costs are major cost drivers in the lifecycle of a tram. With this in mind, FLEXITY trams have been designed to keep O&M costs as low as possible.