by Keri Allan
04 Oct 2021
Alstom has delivered its 100th and final Flexity light rail vehicle (LRV) to the Department of Transport in Victoria.
This is for use on the Melbourne tram network – the world’s largest tram network, which spans over 250 kilometres of double track.
Alstom designed the vehicles based on its popular low-floor Flexity LRV platform to meet the specific characteristics of the network, including increased accessibility.
The trams were locally manufactured at its Dandenong rolling stock facility, including more than 50 percent local content, supporting around 75 employees and an ecosystem of local suppliers.
The original contract for the first 50 trams was signed in 2010 with further orders for an additional 20, 10, 10 and 10 vehicles awarded between 2015 and 2019.
“This is a significant milestone for our operations in Victoria and I would like to thank and congratulate our team and all the local suppliers who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. We are thrilled to have delivered these 100 Flexity LRVs to our customer, creating a new milestone for Melbourne’s much-loved tram network.
“In Australian rolling stock terms, this is a truly iconic fleet – the Flexity was made in Melbourne, for Melbourne.”
Alstom’s LRV fleet in Victoria also includes 41 Citadis X02s, taking the total number of vehicles operating on the network to 141.
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