Bombardier achieves delivery milestone for FLEXITY trams in Gothenburg
Bombardier has handed over the first FLEXITY tram to transit authority Göteborgs Spårvägar
Gothenburg’s 160-kilometre light rail transit system is the largest in Sweden and 40 new FLEXITY trams will replace part of the current fleetBERLIN, Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Note to editors: To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8ef32681-a05d-4ce9-9511-4f537f467aaa
Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation has handed over the first BOMBARDIER FLEXITY tram to Gothenburg’s transit authority Göteborgs Spårvägar in Sweden. The vehicle is the first of the new fleet of 40 trams which will replace a part of the current fleet on the city’s 160-kilometre light rail transit system, which is the largest in Sweden.The FLEXITY trams include new features and design enhancements following focus groups with drivers, people with disabilities, maintenance staff and cleaning teams. The low-floor design will provide obstacle free access to all passengers and an electromechanical boarding device will assist passengers in wheelchairs. The functional areas are larger to make movement onboard easier for all passengers, and these larger spaces also make the tram interior easier to clean. Feedback from drivers has resulted in ergonomic improvements to the driver’s cab interior. Double glazing on all windows and doors will prevent condensation to safeguard visibility and transparency.Bombardier and its consortium partner Kiepe-Electric were awarded the contract to supply 40 FLEXITY trams by Göteborgs Spårvägar in April 2016. The trams, also known as M33, are being built at Bombardier’s site in Bautzen, Germany. The new M33 fleet will gradually replace vehicles of the M28/29 series. Delivery of all trams is expected to be completed in 2022. The new fleet will make an important contribution to the ongoing development of sustainable public transportation in Gothenburg.FLEXITY trams are renowned across the world for their operational reliability, attractive design and enhanced safety features. More than 5,000 trams and light rail vehicles from Bombardier are successfully in passenger service or on order worldwide.About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 36,000 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.About Bombardier
With nearly 60,000 employees across two business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in over 25 countries across the segments of Aviation and Transportation. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, Bombardier posted revenues of $15.8 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.Notes to editors
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