Dresden places tram order

Bombardier announced today that the city of Dresden, Germany has placed an order worth 43 million Euros for 20 Bombardier Flexity Classic trams.

Bombardier has used the opening of the 2004 InnoTrans International Trade Fair on Transport Technology to announce an order for 20-trams from the city of Dresden.

The order for the 20 Bombardier Flexity Classic trams, which is worth 43 million Euros, is part of a framework agreement with Dresdener Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) signed in 2000.

The additional 20 Flexity trams are scheduled to be delivered between August 2006 and December 2007. In addition to the order announced today, the framework agreement still comprises two further options of 10 trams each.

Frank Müller-Eberstein, DVB, said, “The 20 trams are an important part of modernising our fleet of trains, which currently has 104 modern vehicles and is expected to increase by another 11 by the middle of 2005.

“The Flexity trams will allow us to replace the high-floor Tatra cars with newer low-floor ones, facilitating our continual effort to provide the disabled with barrier-free train stop facilities.”

The trams will be built in Bombardier’s Bautzen facility in Germany. Bombardier’s plants in Siegen and Mannheim, Germany will deliver bogies and electrical equipment.