- Contract will increase variety of FLEXITY Zurich trams ordered to 110
- FLEXITY Zurich trams gained the coveted Crimson Dot Design Award this yr, primarily based on a profitable mixture of retro components, which create a direct hyperlink to town, a pleasant inside design and state-of-the-art know-how
BERLIN, Dec. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
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International mobility chief Bombardier Transportation and Zurich Public Transport operator VBZ have signed a contract for 40 further BOMBARDIER FLEXITY low-floor trams for Zurich. That is a part of an choice from the contract awarded to Bombardier by VBZ in March 2017 for 70 FLEXITY trams with an choice for an extra 70. At the moment’s choice for 40 further trams is valued at roughly 172 million Swiss Francs (160 million euro, $194 million US), excluding VAT.
“I’m very happy that we will now order a further 40 FLEXITY trams for Zurich as the necessity for public transport will proceed to develop because the inhabitants will increase. Greater than 50 per cent of Zurich’s residents don’t personal a automotive, so with a view to keep this excessive proportion the general public transport supply should be enticing to our prospects and the brand new FLEXITY trams contribute considerably to this,” stated Dr. Guido Schoch, Director of VBZ Zurich Public Transport.
“At the moment’s order for 40 extra FLEXITY trams for Zurich is the very best endorsement we might obtain from our buyer VBZ. These fantastically designed, state-of-the-art revolutionary low-floor trams meet the best requirements when it comes to security, environmental compatibility, power consumption, accessibility, vibration and noise emissions, and they’re going to present protected and cozy transportation for Zurich’s rising inhabitants for years to come back,” stated Stéphane Wettstein, Managing Director Switzerland at Bombardier Transportation.
The primary FLEXITY Zurich tram of VBZ’s new fleet, car quantity 4,001, was delivered to Switzerland in November 2019 for exams on the Zurich community and it started passenger providers in October 2020.
Additionally in 2020, the FLEXITY Zurich tram gained the famend worldwide Crimson Dot Design Award for Product Design. In line with the jury, “FLEXITY Zurich impresses with a profitable mixture of retro components, which create a direct hyperlink to town, a pleasant inside design and state-of-the-art know-how.” The outside and inside designs have been developed collaboratively by design company Milani, Bombardier and VBZ.
On the outside, the 100 per cent low-floor design ensures the tram doorways align with station platforms for simple boarding and disembarking. The low flooring mixed with wider doorways make the trams’ accessibility simpler for passengers with restricted mobility. Regenerative braking will increase energy-efficiency on these trams and Bombardier’s Impediment Detection Help System (ODAS) provides a brand new stage of security.
On the inside, the brand new trams characteristic 20 per cent extra passenger capability than the trams at present in use. Spacious comfy interiors have an open design to enhance passenger move and designated areas simply accommodate passengers in wheelchairs, in addition to travellers with strollers or baggage. Dynamic timetables and dynamic passenger info onboard ensures that passengers obtain the very newest journey info all through their complete journey.
Bombardier’s FLEXITY trams are already in service in Basel and Zurich in Switzerland and they’re famend worldwide for his or her operational reliability, enticing design and enhanced security options. Greater than 5,000 Bombardier trams and light-weight rail autos have been ordered or are already in profitable income service in cities internationally.
About Bombardier Transportation Switzerland
Bombardier is considered one of Switzerland’s largest rail transport suppliers with their headquarters in Zurich and a manufacturing facility in Villeneuve (VD). Bombardier Switzerland has provided numerous a number of models, railway carriages, locomotives and trams to operators on the Swiss market and it supplies complete service and upkeep help to prospects’ fleets throughout their life cycles.
About Bombardier Transportation
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