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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, together with consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe, has been awarded a contract for the supply of 40 FLEXITY low-floor trams to the city of Gothenburg in a European-wide public tender. The contract is valued at approximately 140 million euro ($156 million US) with Bombardier's share amounting to approximately 97 million euro ($109 million US). The contract also includes an option for up to 60 additional trams, valid until 2026.
"Bombardier is a leading tram supplier and these trams will form an important contribution to further developing public transport in Gothenburg. We have chosen the best tram for our city", said Endrick Schubert, Chairman of Göteborgs Spårvägar.
"We are proud to have won this tender and to continue sustaining our long term partnership with Göteborgs Spårvägar. Our objective was to provide the best value for money and we were able to convince with both our vehicle concept and our service offering", said Michael Fohrer, President, Locomotives and Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation.
The new trams for Gothenburg are adapted to the city's existing light rail infrastructure and all types of environmental and climate conditions. Double glazing on all windows and doors prevents condensation and safeguards visibility and transparency in all weather conditions. The vehicles are low-floor to provide obstacle free access to all passengers, with low axle load and high passenger capacity. All versions of the vehicles provide sufficient space for wheelchairs and are supported by an electromechanical boarding device. The vehicles are also equipped with a Vossloh Kiepe propulsion system and BOMBARDIER FLEXX bogies to provide a smooth and comfortable ride.
The first two trams are scheduled to be delivered to Gothenburg in spring of 2019 and will be tested and run for more than 20,000 kilometers each before final acceptance. The vehicles will gradually replace the city's current fleet and enable operator Göteborgs Spårvägar to provide the additional and state of the art vehicle capacity that is needed to accommodate the rapid population growth in the city and surrounding region.
To date about 3,500 FLEXITY vehicles have been ordered or are already in successful revenue service in cities around the globe. The FLEXITY family's modularity enables the delivery of three different versions, this includes both 33 meter long uni-directional and bi-directional vehicles and a 45 meter long uni-directional version.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,400 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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