Light Rail Vehicles - Sustainable Urban Transport Solutions
Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) are reshaping the future of urban transport today. In cities worldwide, as a solution to congestion, the tram is making a welcome reappearance on the streets.
Public transportation faces challenging times. Global climate change, combined with rising energy prices and significant growth in urban populations, means the need for sustainable mobility – particularly in cities – has never been greater. By 2025 there will be 27 cities with 10 million inhabitants or more. With the number of road-based vehicles set to increase to 2.5 billion by 2030, compared with 580 million in 1997, congestion is also dramatically on the rise. In light of these developments, trams and light rail vehicles are currently experiencing a worldwide renaissance as they provide a sustainable solution for all these challenges.
Urban congestion has focused attention on the need for improved public transportation. Many cities worldwide are recognizing that trams and light rail systems are effective in transporting large volumes of commuters efficiently and without detriment to the environment. As a result, transport authorities are opting to either rejuvenate their existing light rail infrastructure or to construct complete new systems from scratch.
Increased environmental consciousness and soaring fuel costs are also motivating more and more people to opt for public transport. Now, more than ever, trams are the solution to urban mobility.
Bombardier: The Right Choice
High Quality Standards and Timely Delivery
As market leader in the light rail vehicle segment Bombardier Transportation offers modern mobility solutions fitting the requirements of any city with its FLEXITY family.
The most comprehensive product portfolio of the industry ranges from 100% low-floor trams, 70% low-floor trams and light rail vehicles to proven dual system solutions.
More than 1,700 FLEXITY trams are already in successful revenue service. To date 3,500 trams and light rail vehicles from Bombardier have either been ordered or are already operating in about 100 cities in more than 20 countries around the globe.
Many satisfied customers confirm that they made the right choice by opting for FLEXITY trams and light rail vehicles.
BOMBARDIER Light Rail Vehicle - Business Unit at a Glance:
- 2,000 employees
- Production of 200 vehicles a year
- Hub-sites in Bautzen, Mannheim and Vienna
- Proven, innovative technical solutions
- High quality standards
- Timely delivery
- Holistic mobility solutions
- Comprehensive funding concepts
- Global market leader