Along with the renewal of their fleet and the extensions of the tram-network, the Dresden transport authority (DVB AG) decided on the acquisition of a new generation of low-floor trams. In order to meet an increasing passenger volume 43 FLEXITY Classic vehicles with a length of 45 metres each have been ordered since.
Since September 2004 DVB ordered another 40 low-floor trams with a length of 30 metres, which will be operating on lines with lower passenger frequency. Hence, an optimum utilisation of the vehicles in service is obtained. The use of identical parts ensures easy and efficient maintenance and repair works of all the Dresden FLEXITY Classic trams.
The FLEXITY Classic vehicles meet the special topographical conditions of the Dresden tram-network. Passenger comfort is guaranteed by multipurpose areas, central roof-heating and cooling aggregates as well as stepless entrances and wide double-doors.