Bombardier delivers 200th FLEXITY Berlin tram to Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
The entire modern tram fleet in Berlin is Bombardier-built and forms the cornerstone of the city’s urban transport in Germany's largest tram network.
Today global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation delivered the 200th BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Berlin low-floor tram to Berlin’s public transport authority Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) which operates the third-largest tram system in the world. 31 more FLEXITY Berlin trams are yet to join Germany’s largest tram network.
“For 30 years we’ve had a very good partnership with BVG, which has reached another joint milestone with today's delivery of the 200th FLEXITY tram. Since 2008, our modern and innovative FLEXITY trams have been running on Berlin's rails and we’re proud to make a meaningful contribution towards more sustainable transport in the booming German capital,” said Michael Fohrer, Head of Bombardier Transportation Germany.
"Over the years, the FLEXITY fleet has covered 65 million kilometres, enough to go to the moon and back 84 times, it’s quite impressive."
Dirk Wunderlich, Head of Sales and Delivery for German Cities at Bombardier Transportation
“The FLEXITY Berlin tram was developed in close cooperation with BVG. The result is a reliable, air-conditioned and barrier-free accessible tram that meets the needs of the metropolis and its guests. Over the years, the FLEXITY fleet has covered 65 million kilometres, enough to go to the moon and back 84 times, it’s quite impressive,” said Dirk Wunderlich, Head of Sales and Delivery for German Cities at Bombardier Transportation.
Bombardier will deliver a total of 231 FLEXITY Berlin low-floor trams to BVG. While BVG continues to add more trams to its fleet, around 1,000 FLEXITY trams already operate in 42 German cities and over 5,000 Bombardier trams have been ordered or are already in successful revenue service in cities around the world.
Interesting facts and figures:
- 200 consecutive FLEXITY Berlin trams have a length of around eight kilometres. This corresponds, for example, to the distance from Zoologischer Garten to the Eastside Gallery
- Around 5,000 tons of steel are used in the 200 trams – more than in the Berlin TV tower (3,500 tons)
- 4,800 kilometres of cable have been installed in the trams so far, which corresponds to the route from Berlin to Dubai