FLEXITY Outlook - Geneva, Switzerland
Since October 2002 the Geneva Transport Authority (Transports publics genevois, TPB) ordered 39 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Outlook vehicles. Based on the successful FLEXITY Outlook concept for Linz, these innovative 100% low-floor vehicles feature conventional wheel-set bogies in combination with a step-less interior. This makes the vehicle especially suited to the needs of passengers with restricted mobility. Additionally, a sliding step at each double-door allows for easy and effortless boarding and exiting.
The comfortable vehicle interior impresses with a friendly colour scheme and features a novel indirect lighting system as well as air-condition. In terms of equipment special attention has been paid to the safety of passengers and security for the operator: each vehicle is equipped with a video-surveillance-system including eight cameras and a video screen in the driver's cab. This enables the driver to observe the passenger area at a stop and to react quickly in case of emergency. At off-peak times the rear part of the vehicle can be locked up with a partition door providing passengers with closer contact to the driver. Another important feature of the new trams for Geneva is the infotainment-system which consists of three monitors per vehicle and shows information on upcoming stops and connections as well as news and advertisements.
In the course of the continuing extension of the TPG tram-network the new FLEXITY Outlook vehicles are in operation in Geneva since autumn 2004.