On track in Rotterdam

Bombardier has recently been awarded a $100 million contract from RET, the public transport operator of Rotterdam, to provide 21 FLEXITY Swift vehicles.


Bombardier Transportation announced recently that it has been awarded a contract from RET, the public transport operator of Rotterdam, to design and build 21 Bombardier FLEXITY Swift vehicles.



The contract is valued at approximately $100 million and includes an option for up to 21 additional vehicles. The new vehicles are scheduled to be delivered between January and November 2008.



The light rail vehicles will be manufactured at Bombardier’s Bautzen plant in Germany, with electrical equipment being supplied by facilities in Mannheim. The bogies will be produced at Bombardier’s plant in Siegen, Germany.



The vehicles will operate on the new RandstadRail system that will provide transportation between Rotterdam, The Hague and Zoetermeer, plus all the residential areas in between.



The three-car vehicles have a total length of 42 metres with a passenger capacity of 270. Two units can be coupled to double the capacity during peak hours.