Bombardier Transportation has obtained an order to produce 30 extra Bombardier Flexity trams to the Brussels Intercommunal Transportation Firm in Belgium.
This second order is a part of a framework contract for as much as 175 trams with an preliminary name off of 60 trams signed in April final 12 months.
The order is valued at roughly $75 million US.
First deliveries of the 30 extra five-car, 32-meter trams are deliberate from December 2020.
Thomas Ryckalts, president of the STIB Board, stated: “After a primary order for 60 new trams, the STIB board took a call in favour of our passengers by ordering 30 extra trams.
“These new autos will reinforce our mobility providing to the good thing about all.”
Just like the 60 trams STIB beforehand ordered, the brand new Flexity trams will characteristic a vibrant and spacious inside with snug seats, extra capability and extra area for passengers with restricted mobility in addition to higher inside fluidity at peak hours.
A high-contrast, LCD data show system will hold passengers knowledgeable whereas an clever local weather system with good sensors will keep the trams’ inner temperature.
Laurent Bouyer, president of Bombardier Transportation France and Benelux, stated: “We’re proud to be a key participant within the ongoing mobility enhancements for the town of Brussels.
“This extra order exhibits the boldness STIB has in our Flexity platform.
“The general public confirmed a lot enthusiasm as they explored their new tram mock-up that was on show in early Could in Brussels.”