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Bombardier trams for Frankfurt

Bombardier Transportation has received an order to manufacture 60 low-floor trams, type LF2000, for the city of Frankfurt/Main, Germany with an option for eleven additional vehicles.

The order worth 109 million euros is the first one awarded to Bombardier Transportation by the Transport Authority of Frankfurt (VGF). The vehicles which are scheduled for delivery between spring 2004 and spring 2007 are 70% low floor, 30 metres long and 2.40 metres wide (five centimetres wider than the vehicles currently in service) and have a capacity of 179 passengers, including 64 seated. The vehicles are based on tested components of the LF2000 family, already operating in the German cities of Kassel, Essen and Schwerin as well as Krakow in Poland. Dresden and Halle will soon take delivery of the same type of vehicles.

12 June 2002

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