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Bombardier to supply 146 FLEXITY trams for Frankfurt transit authority


Germany’s Frankfurt Transport Authority VGF (Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main) recently awarded a $361 million contract to Bombardier Transportation to supply 146 FLEXITY Swift light-rail vehicles.

The vehicles’ design concept is based on Bombardier’s FLEXITY Classic trams, which have been operating in revenue service in Frankfurt since October 2003. The high-floor, bi-directional vehicles can carry 184 passengers.

Bombardier expects to deliver the vehicles between mid-2008 and mid-2015. The contract includes an option for up to 24 additional vehicles.