Bombardier announces Australian tram supply deal

Bombardier Transportation, the rail equipment division of transport systems manufacturer Bombardier, has confirmed that it has received a firm order for 50 trams from the Department of Transport in Victoria, Australia.

The contract is valued at AUD303m (£186m) and includes the supply of 50 Bombardier Flexity Swift low-floor trams, maintenance equipment and the maintenance of the trams until 2017.

There is also an option for a further 100 Flexity Swift trams.