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Bombardier-led consortium to provide FLEXITY light-rail vehicles for Portugal system

Portugal’s Metro do Porto recently awarded a $148 million contract to a Bombardier Transportation/Vossloh-Kiepe consortium to supply 30 bi-directional FLEXITY Swift low-floor light-rail vehicles. Metro do Porto will operate the vehicles on the suburban lines of the city’s light-rail system.

Reaching top speeds of 62 mph, the vehicles will feature seating for 100 passengers — 20 more than the agency’s current fleet. The cars are scheduled to be delivered between 2008 and 2009.

Bombardier also will be responsible for maintaining the fleet for five years.

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