City of Plauen to receive three additional Flexity trams

16 December 2015  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The German city of Plauen will receive three additional Bombardier Flexity trams as part of an option included in a contract signed in 2012.

City of Plauen to receive three additional Flexity trams

Plauen Transport Authority (PSB) has exercised an option included in a 2012 contract with Bombardier to order a further three Flexity Trams valued at €9 million. Once received, a total of nine Bombardier trams will operate in Plauen.

The 21m long, 2.3m wide Flexity Classic vehicles accommodate 119 passengers and are equipped with Bombardier’s Mitrac propulsion system. Conventional wheel-set bogies are added to provide a smooth ride and reduce the wear and tear of wheels and tracks.

Carsten Bopp, Head of Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation, said, “We are very proud of this project. Our proven Flexity Classic trams have been customised to meet the city’s topographical and infrastructural requirements and have been enriching the Plauen cityscape since 2013.”

“The Bombardier Flexity trams have been well received, above all by our mobility-impaired passengers.”

The Plauen Transport Authority (PSB) transports approximately 8 million passengers per year and ensures mobility for all citizens. A city with a long tram tradition, Plauen’s first tram line went into operation as early as 1894.

Barbara Zeuner, Managing Director of the Plauen Transport Authority said, “We are delighted to be able to further modernise our tram fleet with these three optional vehicles. The Bombardier Flexity trams have been well received, above all by our mobility-impaired passengers. The trams operate reliably without any downtimes.”

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