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Bombardier obtains German tram order, unveils new car design in London


Bombardier Transportation recently obtained a $52 million order for 20 three-car FLEXITY Classic trams for Dresden, Germany’s DVB AG rail system.

The agency is exercising an option from a contract awarded in 2000 for 32 five-car, 12-axle trams, which Bombardier began delivering in mid-2003.

DVB AG is in the process of modernizing its fleet, which currently has 104 new vehicles. The low-floor FLEXITY trams are replacing high-floor Trata cars.

Bombardier will deliver the latest tram order between August 2006 and December 2007. The vehicles will be built in the company’s Bautzen, Germany, facility; Siegen and Mannheim, Germany, plants will provide bogies and electrical equipment.

Bombardier also recently unveiled the design for 376 MOVIA vehicles the company is building for Metronet Rail for London Underground’s Victoria Line. Scheduled to begin service in 2009, the cars will feature a more comfortable interior and new color scheme, according to a prepared statement.

Bombardier is providing the agency 47 eight-car trains for the line under a $6.1 billion contract awarded in April 2003. The new cars are part of a rolling stock upgrade and replacement program under way by Metronet, which has revitalized two-thirds of London’s underground rail system.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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