Bombardier si aggiudica un contratto per 50 tram destinati a una delle più grandi società di gestione di trasporti tranviari al mondo, a Melbourne, Australia
I nuovi tram FLEXITY Swift a pianale ribassato entreranno in servizio nel 2012
BERLINO, GERMANIA--(Marketwire - 29 settembre 2010) - Bombardier Transportation ha confermato oggi di aver ricevuto un ordine fermo per 50 tram dal ministero dei Trasporti di Victoria, in Australia. Il valore del contratto è di 303 milioni di dollari AU (216 milioni di euro, 293 milioni di dollari USA) e include la fornitura di 50 tram BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Swift a pianale ribassato, un mockup, l'attrezzatura per la manutenzione dei tram e la manutenzione di questi ultimi fino al 2017. È inoltre prevista un'opzione per altri 100 tram FLEXITY Swift.
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.
Melbourne's Tram network, operated by Yarra Trams, is one of the world's largest, with the FLEXITY Swift tram providing extra capacity to address rapidly growing patronage levels.
"Two thirds of Melbourne's trams have been supplied by Bombardier and have provided Melbourne's commuters with excellent service," said Dan Osborne, Managing Director of Bombardier Transportation Australia, "The FLEXITY Melbourne tram fleet will see the resumption of tram production in Australia after a 12 year break and provide opportunities for our local supply chain to participate."
Victoria's Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula said the order would add capacity to carry 10,500 extra passengers in peak periods. "We are pleased to be working with Bombar dier on the new fleet for Melbourne", Mr Pakula said. "The order is a boost to our tram fleet and is a fantastic endorsement of our local manufacturing industry."
Bombardier is currently delivering 51 two and three car VLocity regional trains to the Victorian Government; this order is a further endorsement on Bombardier's focus on flawless project execution.
More than 1,500 FLEXITY vehicles from Bombardier are already in successful revenue service. Overall, Bombardier now has more than 2,800 trams and light rail vehicles operating or on order in cities across Europe, Australia and North America.
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