Bombardier Transportation and the Vienna transport authority, Wiener Linien, have signed a contract for the manufacture of 119 FLEXITY Vienna trams, which includes a 24-year FlexCare maintenance management system agreement. The contract is valued at approximately EUR 431 million and includes an option for an additional 37 trams and further maintenance support. The vehicles will be manufactured at Bombardier’s Vienna site.
“We wanted a vehicle that is modern, comfortable and environmentally-friendly, that fits the existing infrastructure and offers good value for money,” Günter Steinbauer, CEO, Wiener Linien, said.
The 34-meter long FLEXITY Vienna trams accommodate 211 passengers, feature wide passage ways, spacious multipurpose areas and low entrances, setting new standards for passenger comfort. The combination of internationally proven low-floor technologies and BOMBARDIER FLEXX Urban bogies also guarantees a smooth ride. Furthermore, due to the use of well-proven BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion equipment, the FLEXITY trams also distinguish themselves with an availability rating of over 95 percent.
The trams will be supported by FlexCare, Bombardier’s innovative maintenance management system.