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Bombardier Transportation today confirmed that it has received a firm order for 50 trams from the Department of Transport in Victoria, Australia.The contract is valued at $303 million AU (216 million euro, $293 million US), includes the supply of 50 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Swift low floor trams, a mock up, maintenance equipment and maintenance of the trams until 2017. There is also an option for a further 100FLEXITY Swift trams.
The trams, known locally as FLEXITY Melbourne, are 33 metres long, carry up to 210 passengers and will be manufactured by Bombardier at their Dandenong site, with Bombardier’s sites in Mannheim and Siegen, Germany, supplying the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion system and bogies respectively. The first vehicles are due to be delivered in 2012.
Bombardier is currently delivering 51 two and three car VLocity regional trains to the Victorian Government; this order is a further endorsement on Bombardier’s focus on flawless project execution.