Bombardier Transportation said Thursday the Essen Transport Authority (EVAG) has ordered 27 FLEXITY Classic trams; the contract is worth $94 million.
Bombardier will deliver two pre-series vehicles in August 2013, while the rest of the order will begin being delivered in March 2014.
EVAG Chief Technical Officer Klaus-Peter Wandelenus said, “The tender was based on the good experience with the proven 70% low-floor technology which is characterized by ensuring a smooth ride and high comfort, low wear and tear of tracks and wheels and a long operating life. The BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Classic tram fully meets tender expectations. Moreover, we want to have the electrical and mechanical part provided by one manufacturer and not by two.”
Bombardier Transportation President, Light Rail Vehicles, Germar Wacker said, “With this new order we are successfully continuing our long-standing cooperation with the Essen Transport Authority. We are grateful for the order and the trust placed in us. Our proven FLEXITY Classic trams will be modified to fit the infrastructure of Essen and fulfills the most recent standards.”