Rail

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

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Stadler breaks ground on railcar manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City

Its 62-acre property boasts 75,000 square feet of production space for the bogie, main, pre- and final assembly of single- and bi-level trains.

Stadler, Fort Worth Transportation Authority unveil 1st U.S. FLIRT train

The new commuter trains for TEXRail have been designed to reach maximum speeds of 81 mph and boast a coupled length of 266 feet each.

Design-build taking transit into the future

Design-build minimizes risk, reduces delivery time, keeps budgets in line, and mitigates funding partner concerns throughout project duration. With traditional design-bid-build, owners, designers, and contractors are segregated from design concept to final construction.

Texas' DCTA taps LAN for railroad engineering services

As part of its services, LAN will provide rail system guideway design, additions or modifications to existing guideway, signal system design, rail bridge engineering and inspection, station design, schedule modeling, and emergency railroad engineering services.

Cooperation can advance positive train control

PTC protects rail passengers, workers, and the motoring public. When installed, trains, signals, switches, and dispatching systems are connected on a single network.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close