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Bombardier wins German light rail contract

Posted on December 15, 2011

Bombardier Transportation won an order to supply an additional 78 Bombardier Flexity Swift high-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs) and 10 Flexity Classic trams to the Frankfurt Transport Authority, VGF in Germany.

The new LRVs are scheduled to be delivered between January 2014 and June 2017; the new trams will arrive in Frankfurt/Main between August and December 2012. The orders, which are options under two contracts signed with VGF in March 2006 and June 2002, are valued at approximately $249 million.

This is the fourth order VGF placed with Bombardier Transportation, bringing the total number of vehicles ordered to date to 299. Following an order for 60 Flexity Classic trams in December 2001 and an additional five vehicles in January 2005, 146 Flexity Swift high-floor LRVs were ordered in March 2006.

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