Wiener Linien places order for 119 Bombardier FLEXITY trams

4 June 2015  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Vienna Transport Authority Wiener Linien has signed a contract with Bombardier for the supply of 119 FLEXITY trams and the maintenance of up to 156 vehicles.

Wiener Linien places order for 119 Bombardier FLEXITY trams

The contract valued at approximately €431 million includes the manufacture of 119 FLEXITY trams and a 24-year FlexCare maintenance management system agreement. The contract also includes the option for an additional 37 trams and further maintenance support totalling 156 trams for Vienna. The vehicles will be manufactured at Bombardier’s Vienna site.

Gunter Steinbauer, CEO of Wiener Linien, said: “We wanted a vehicle that is modern, comfortable and environmentally-friendly, that fits the existing infrastructure and offers good value for money.”

Carsten Bopp, Head of Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation Austria, commented on the received order: “We are delighted that Wiener Linien has opted for our FLEXITY trams and the FlexCare maintenance management system. Our employees at the Vienna site are particularly proud that Bombardier trams will operate in their hometown. We would like to thank Wiener Linien for their trust and for giving us the opportunity to play a part in shaping the cityscape of Vienna.”

At 34 metres long, the FLEXITY Vienna trams can accommodate up to 211 passengers and feature wide passage ways, spacious multipurpose areas and low entrances. Bombardier will be incorporating its FLEXX Urban bogies which according to the manufacturer provide a smoother ride.

The contract also incorporates a FlexCare system that allows customers to perform maintenance at their own depots under the overall maintenance management responsibility of Bombardier.

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