Leipzig opts for Flexity Trams

The transport authority of the city of Leipzig, Germany has awarded Bombardier an order for the supply of twelve low-floor trams, valued at approximately 40 million Euros.

The contract, which is scheduled to be formalised in the upcoming weeks, includes an option for twelve further vehicles. Delivery of the Bombardier Flexity Classic trams is expected to take place from August 2005 to May 2006.

The 45-metre vehicles will be built at Bombardier’s Bautzen facility in Germany. The trams’ Mitrac propulsion system will be provided by Bombardier’s site in Mannheim, also in Germany.

‘This contract is a continuation of our long-standing and successful business relations with a future-oriented transport authority,’ said Walter Grawenhoff, President, Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation. ‘With our Flexity Classic low-floor trams, LVB has chosen a reliable concept which is especially tailored to the requirements of the city of Leipzig.’

Other transport authorities that have chosen Bombardier Transportation’s Flexity Classic vehicles include Kassel, Essen, Schwerin, Dessau, Dresden, Halle, Frankfurt/Main and Bremen in Germany, as well as Krakow in Poland.

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