Alstom has delivered the 40th Flexity tram to Gothenburg Transit Authority, Göteborgs Spårvägar and Västtrafik, completing the first order of light rail vehicles signed in 2016.
Alstom will continue to deliver light rail vehicles to Gothenburg, as an order of 60 additional units has been placed as options on the base order. The new Flexity tram M33 Type C, locally known as the M34, is an extended 45-meter version of the M33 tram and increases transport capacity by 50 percent.
Since the delivery of the first tram, Flexity has since become a part of Gothenburg’s iconic city scape. The modern and contemporary design has received praise from both passengers and operators, who appreciate their reliability as well as the enhanced comfort and the full low floor providing high accessibility.
The state-of-the-art Flexity light rail vehicles are designed to meet the city’s tracks and weather conditions and are equipped with cutting-edge technology which ensures that passengers have a safe and stable journey. The design meets Gothenburg’s requirements for environmentally friendly public transport. With the high-capacity light rail vehicles, the public transport network of the city can run more smoothly and efficiently.
The light rail vehicles, built with consortium partner Kiepe-Electric, replace a part of the current fleet and provide high-capacity transportation to accommodate the rapidly growing population in Gothenburg and the surrounding region. The trams were built at the Alstom site in Bautzen, Germany.
At the end of October, the final delivery of the base order underwent thorough testing and inspection before being transported to Sweden. After the final commissioning and inspection, the 40th vehicle has now been delivered to the customer ready to start operating in traffic.
The Flexity tram to Gothenburg was delivered in 2019 and the fleet is operating on Sweden’s largest tram network, spanning over 160 km of tracks. It has already run more than 4.5 million kilometres in operation.