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Vienna provides relief for Siemens

After several weeks during which Siemens' tram building activity has been almost paralysed by the Combino crisis, some welcome relief for the Transit division came from the Austrian capital Vienna, which is ordering 150 Ultra Low Floor trams for delivery in 2006-12 at a cost of EUR 357 million, with an option for a further 150. Electrical equipment will come from Elin EGB. The ULF design was developed specially for Vienna tramways by SGP, which subsequently became part of Siemens, and 130 of an original order for 150 are already in service, so the total fleet will reach 300, and if the option is exercised 450. The new order will permit the replacement of the remaining first-generation articulated trams in the Vienna fleet.

22 June 2004

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