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Bombardier lands two European contracts for trams

Bombardier Transportation recently won two contracts for low-floor trams from European transport authorities, totaling $56.5 million.

Hallesche Verkehrs AG, the transport authority for Halle, Germany, inked a $41.5 million contract with Bombardier to supply 30 low-floor street trams, type LF2000.

The bi-directional vehicles have 65 seated- and 52 standing-passenger capacity, and can be used in double-traction service. The trams are scheduled for delivery between year-end 2003 and year-end 2005.

Meanwhile, Krakow, Poland’s transport authority awarded Bombardier, in consortium with Kiepe Electrik, a $15 million contract to supply 12 low-floor trams, type NGT6. (Bombardier’s portion of the contract is $8.7 million.)

Bombardier will develop and produce the vehicles, and conduct system integration and testing. Kiepe Electrik will supply electrical equipment.

Fourteen trams of the same design have been in revenue service on the line since December 1999.

The vehicles would be delivered between February and August 2003; the contract carries an option for 18 additional trams.

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