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More trams for Melbourne

Bombardier Transportation has received a firm order for 50 trams from the Department of Transport in Victoria, Australia. The contract is valued at 303 million AUD (216 million euro, 293 million USD), includes the supply of 50 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Swift low floor trams, a mock up, maintenance equipment and maintenance of the trams until 2017. There is also an option for a further 100 FLEXITY Swift trams.

The trams, known locally as FLEXITY Melbourne, are 33 metres long, carry up to 210 passengers and will be manufactured by Bombardier at their Dandenong site, with Bombardier’s sites in Mannheim and Siegen, Germany, supplying the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion system and bogies respectively. The first vehicles are due to be delivered in 2012. the order will see the resumption of tram production in Australia after a 12 year break.

The order will see the resumption of tram production in Australia after a 12 year break and will add capacity to carry 10,500 extra passengers in peak periods.

30 September 2010


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