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EXCLUSIVE: The numerous transport challenges facing Berlin

Berlin’s motto could be that, “it will be great when all of the construction is finally complete,” and this certainly applies to the world of mobility and transport. As the headquarters of businesses such as Siemens and Bombardier’s urban transportation division, the city has a long history in mobility.

Bombardier wireless electric bus charging to power Berlin fleet

The PRIMOVE system charges the Berlin buses' batteries at 200 kW in the very few minutes of dwell time spent at the end stations. This allows the e-buses to serve the nearly four-mile-long bus line back and forth - without additional stops or battery changing for an entire day.

Bombardier signs Berlin vehicles contract

The order follows a framework agreement in 2006 for a maximum of 210 vehicles and includes 40 long and 24 short one-way vehicles as well as 35 short bidirectional vehicles trams.