Bombardier Delivers First FLEXITY Tram to Gothenburg

Sweden: Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first FLEXITY tram to Göteborgs Spårvägar, Gothenburg’s transit authority.

This vehicle is the first of 40 trams that the transit authority has ordered to replace some of the city’s existing fleet. Gothenburg’s light rail network measures 160km, making it the longest in Sweden.

Johan Henriksson, Project Manager, Göteborgs Spårvägar, said:

“This is a very important milestone in the development of the public transportation system in the city of Gothenburg. We have a very successful cooperation with Bombardier Transportation and Kiepe-Electric and we are looking forward to receiving the remaining trams.”

The FLEXITY trams for Gothenburg are low-floor, giving obstacle-free access to all passengers. They also feature an electro-mechanical boarding device to assist passengers in wheelchairs. Driver feedback has led to ergonomic improvements in the driver’s cab. All the windows and doors are double-glazed to prevent condensation.

Pär Bladin, Consortium Project Manager, Bombardier Transportation, said:

“Handing over the first FLEXITY tram to our customer Göteborgs Spårvägar is a very proud moment for our team. This tram has undergone an extensive testing program equivalent to around 8,000 km of service. It will soon be providing safe and comfortable transportation for the citizens of Gothenburg.”

Bombardier is fitting the trams for Gothenburg with its FLEXX bogies, coupled with a propulsion system manufactured by Kiepe-Electric. Each tram will measure 33m and will have a top speed of 70km/h. The capacity per tram is 220. Bombardier is manufacturing the trams from recyclable materials and finishing them with water-soluble paints, which are better for the environment.

Bombardier M33 FLEXITY tram for Gothenburg
Bombardier M33 FLEXITY tram for Gothenburg

Bombardier won the contract to supply the trams for Gothenburg in a consortium with Kiepe-Electric in April 2016. The trams are known as M33 and are being built in Bautzen, Germany. The M33 trams will over time replace the M28/29 series vehicles. All 40 trams will be delivered by the end of 2022.

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