In September 2010 Bombardier Transportation received a firm order for 50 trams from the Department of Transport in Victoria, Australia. The contract which is valued at 216 million euro includes the supply of 50 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Swift low floor trams, a mock-up, maintenance equipment and maintenance of the trams until 2017. There is also an option for a further 100 FLEXITY Swift tram vehicles
The trams are 33 metres long, carry up to 210 passengers and will be manufactured by Bombardier at their Dandenong site, with Bombardier’s sites in Mannheim and Siegen, Germany, supplying the MITRAC propulsion system and bogies respectively. The first vehicles are due to be delivered in 2012.