Bombardier to provide six additional FLEXITY light rail vehicles to KVB in Cologne
At the end of December 2020, global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation received a new order to deliver six more BOMBARDIER FLEXITY high-floor light rail vehicles (LRV) from Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe (KVB), the transport operator in Cologne, Germany.
Bombardier to provide six additional FLEXITY light rail vehicles to KVB in Cologne.
- The new FLEXITY light rail vehicles feature highly efficient electrical equipment for low energy consumption
- With the addition of this new order, KVB’s FLEXITY fleet will grow to a total of 293 vehicles
In 2015, KVB ordered 20 of these newly developed FLEXITY high-floor LRVs. Two of these vehicles have now arrived in Cologne and will soon start extensive testing over the coming months and be used for training purposes. With this new order, KVB’s FLEXITY fleet will grow to 293 LRVs.
“We look forward to supporting our long-standing customer and partner in expanding their public transport offerings with additional FLEXITY high-floor LRVs. Developed for sustainable and energy-efficient operation with low noise emissions and low energy consumption, the new railways contribute to more climate-friendly traffic in the cathedral city of Cologne,” said Dirk Wunderlich, Head of Business Unit German Cities at Bombardier Transportation.
The air-conditioned one-directional LRVs are equipped with an optimized driver's cab and feature additional seating areas at the end of the vehicle. The vehicles also offer modern LED technology and highly efficient electrical equipment for low energy consumption, enabling the operator to provide a more sustainable transportation alternative. Wide gangways enable passengers to quickly move through the vehicle, and they can look forward to more comfort thanks to ergonomically shaped seats. Generous multi-purpose areas offer two wheelchair spaces and space for prams. Large TFT screens will provide information about connections and entertainment inside. The new FLEXITY LRVs can run flexibly with up to three vehicles, even in mixed operation with existing vehicles.
267 FLEXITY LRVs of the predecessor series are already in successful use at the Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe. Around 1,000 FLEXITY trams are in operation in 42 German cities. More than 5,000 trams and light rail vehicles from Bombardier are successfully used or ordered by passengers around the world.