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Bombardier launches Olympic Line in Vancouver

Posted on January 29, 2010

[IMAGE]Bombardier-Vancouver-Olympic-Line1.jpg[/IMAGE]On Jan. 28, Raymond Bachant, president Bombardier Transportation North America, and Gregor Robertson, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, co-hosted the grand opening of the Olympic Line at a celebratory event in Vancouver, British Columbia. The two BOMBARDIER FLEXITY streetcars, showcased on the Olympic Line, arrived in Vancouver  on Dec. 7 following a two-month journey by sea from Brussels, Belgium.

Bombardier Transportation and the City of Vanouver are co-sponsors of the 1.8-kilometre Olympic Line where Bombardier is operating two BOMBARDIER FLEXITY streetcars. Free service will be provided 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, between Jan. 21 and March 21.

The vehicles, on loan from the Brussels Transport Company STIB (Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles), feature easy access for all passengers, wide doors, large windows, and a beautifully-finished interior, and represent the first 100-percent low-floor street cars in North America. More than 1,500 FLEXITY vehicles are in service around the world.

Follow Vancouver's 2010 Streetcar online
Website: www.vancouverstreetcar.bombardier.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/bombardiervideos
Twitter: www.twitter.com/2010streetcar
Or visit the company's "Special Events" section

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