Bombardier Transportation has signed contracts with both the Düsseldorf (Rheinbahn AG) and Cologne transport authorities (KVB) for the delivery of 62 FLEXITY light rail vehicles in total. The contract with KVB is for 20 vehicles and is valued at approximately EUR 64 million. Rheinbahn AG’s contract for 42 vehicles, with an option for 16 additional vehicles, is valued at approximately EUR 127 million euro.
The light rail vehicles to be built for Düsseldorf and Cologne, will replace the region’s existing fleet of Stadtbahnwagen Bs and be manufactured at Bombardier sites in Germany. Düsseldorf’s vehicles are scheduled to be delivered between 2017 and 2020, while those for Cologne are scheduled for delivery between 2020 to 2021.