Vienna and Alstom celebrate tram production milestone

1000th tram Vienna authorities and Alstom have celebrated the 1000th tram manufactured in the city. “We are proud that we are celebrating the 1000th tram from our Vienna production site. Our trams shape cityscapes all over the world and are truly Viennese,” Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom Austria said.

Since 1990, Alstom Austria, which acquired Bombardier Transport in 2021, has manufactured 1000 modern trams in Vienna for global customers from Austria to Australia.

“As city councillor for economic affairs, I am particularly pleased that the trams for our environmentally friendly public transport are ‘Made in Vienna’ here at Alstom. Vienna’s passengers can look forward to more modern vehicles with which they can safely and cleanly complete all their journeys in the city. With production here in the Donaustadt, these orders naturally also secure jobs in Vienna as a business location and create added value here,” Peter Hanke, City Councillor for Finance and Economic Affairs said.

The 1000th tram is a Flexity Vienna for Wiener Linien and will soon be in daily service. “Wiener Linien is constantly renewing its vehicle fleet with a special focus on energy efficiency and accessibility. The Flexity Vienna will replace the last high-floor tram models in the coming years and thus make the public transport system barrier-free. It is already in use on five lines, and two more will be added in the course of the year with lines 46 and 49,” said Gudrun Senk, Managing Director of Wiener Linien for the Technical Division, Construction and Facilities Management (CTO).

Vienna’s 22nd district is the site where Alstom owns a global competence centre for trams and light rail vehicles and employs around 800 people who cover the entire value chain, from initial customer contact to development, assembly, component production and post-commissioning support. Worldwide, there are only ten of 140 Alstom locations that play such a role.

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