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Bombardier Transportation have delivered the 100th FLEXITY tram to the Berlin Transport Authority (BVG). An event took place to make this milestone with an audience of numerous representatives from politics, business and the media. A key was handed over by the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Transportation Dr. Lutz Bertling to the BVG Chairwoman of the Board Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta.
Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta, Chairman of the Board and Senior Executive of Operations at BVG said, “The tram along with underground trams and modern buses is the guarantor for a contemporary, environmentally friendly mobility in the growing metropolis of Berlin. This applies today, but will especially apply in the future. With the FLEXITY Berlin, we have a vehicle that simply suits Berlin and the BVG. State-of-the-art technology, ecological, fast, comfortable, barrier-free and with a highly acclaimed design. The FLEXITY is valued by our passengers just as much as it is by our drivers – and rightly so.
Dr. Lutz Bertling said, “2015 is a year of anniversaries for BVG. In June, we jointly celebrated 150 years of trams in Berlin and are today handing over the 100th FLEXITY to BVG. With the largest tram network in Germany, Berlin is a city with a rich tram tradition. Bombardier is proud to be a part of this tradition, since all BVG trams for the past 20 years have come from our factory. We would like to express our thanks for the long-standing, good partnership and proven trust.”
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