Bombardier Transportation, together with consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe, has been selected to supply 24 low-floor BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Classic trams for the Polish operator Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne SA (MPK) in Krakow. The order is valued at approximately 59 million euros (76 million US) with Bombardier’s share amounting to approximately 40 million euros (52 million US).The first tram is scheduled to be delivered in March 2012. The trams will be manufactured at Bombardier’s site in Bautzen, Germany.
Germar Wacker, President, Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation said: “MPK Krakow is once again chosing Bombardier as a supplier of proven urban transport solutions. We are honoured to be able to continue playing an active role in the enhancement of sustainable urban transport in Krakow following the supply of 50 vehicles between 2000 and 2008.”
Janusz Kucmin, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation in Poland, added: “We are proud that MPK has decided to order trams from Bombardier for the fourth time already. With this order, the FLEXITY Classic low-floor tram fleet owned by MPK Krakow, will be increased to 74 vehicles.”
The new FLEXITY Classic vehicles are 32 meters long trams with a width of 2.4 meters and offer a capacity for 229 passengers. Five wide double-door and two single-door entrances ensure a rapid passenger flow, multi-purpose areas provide space for pushchairs and wheel-chair users. Air-conditioning in the passenger compartment, as well as a passenger information system provide high travel comfort.
More than 1,500 FLEXITY vehicles from Bombardier are already in successful revenue service. Overall Bombardier now has more than 2,800 trams and light rail vehicles operating or on order in cities across Europe, Australia and North America. Low-floor FLEXITY trams are operating in Poland in the cities of Gdansk, Lodz and Krakow.
About Bombardier Transportation Poland
Bombardier Transportation’s commitment to the Polish market manifests itself through long-term investments in four production sites. Today, the company employs about 1,200 people in Wroclaw, Lodz, Katowice and Warsaw. The wide range of activities covers manufacturing of steel bodies, bogie frames and electrical equipment for rolling stock in Wroclaw, design and manufacture of rail traffic control systems in Warsaw and Katowice, as well as electrical device servicing in Lodz.
About Bombardier Transportation
As a global leader in rail technology, Bombardier Transportation offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and is present in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
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Photo. Low-floor FLEXITY Classic Tram for Krakow
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