FLEXITY Classic – Essen, Germany

The Essen Transport Authority (EVAG) has ordered 27 FLEXITY Classic trams from Bombardier Transportation. The proven trams have been customized to meet the requirements of the city of Essen and fulfill current norms and standards.

The three-module, bi-directional vehicles are 30 m long and 2.3 m wide and equipped with the innovative BOMBARDIER MITRAC  propulsion system. Tram interior and driver’s cab include a modern HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system). The tram accommodates at least 170 passengers. The proven combination of 70% low-fl oor technology with conventional wheel-set bogies is characterized by ensuring a smooth ride and high passenger comfort, low noise emissions as well as wear and tear of tracks and wheels as well as a long operating life.

The first two pre-series vehicles will be delivered in August 2013 already. The first series production trams will arrive in Essen in March 2014. To date a total of more than 550 FLEXITY Classic trams have been ordered or in successful revenue service worldwide, for example in the cities of Dortmund, Dresden, Frankfurt, Halle, Kassel and Krakow.


Operator Essener Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (EVAG)
Length 28,000 mm
Width 2,300 mm
Max. Speed 70 km/h
Minimum Horizontal Curve Radius 18 m
Maximum Gradient 70‰
% Low Floor 70%
Seated Passengers 68 + 2 tip-up seats
Standees 91 (4 pass/m²)