Following a Europe-wide tender, the Vienna Transport Authority (Wiener Linien) and Bombardier Transportation signed a contract for the manufacture and maintenance of 119 trams in June 2015. This contract includes a 24-year FlexCare maintenance management system agreement, enabling customers to perform maintenance at their own depots under the overall maintenance management responsibility of Bombardier.
The new FLEXITY trams will operate in Vienna from 2018 onwards, gradually replacing the last high-floor vehicles in the existing fleet.
The 34-meter long FLEXITY Vienna trams accommodate 211 passengers, have a 215 mm high entrance and feature wide passageways and spacious multi-purpose areas. The trams will also be environmentally-friendly and energy efficient, featuring LED lighting throughout. The new trams will be equipped with air-conditioning and video surveillance. Passenger information, including updates on next stops, line connections and departure times will be provided by video screens placed throughout the vehicle. The modern cab will be equipped with an intelligent driver’s desk which is operated via touchscreens.