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Bombardier Unveils New FLEXITY Tram Design for Zurich

  • Bombardier and VBZ unveil their 1:1 FLEXITY tram model, made exclusively for the city of Zurich, to journalists and special guests
  • The FLEXITY trams are a cost-effective solution to improve capacity, accessibility, efficiency, and passenger comfort for Zurich commuters
Bombardier FLEXITY tram introduced in Zurich
© Bombardier

Recently, Zurich public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ), hosted a special event unveiliig the design of the new BOMBARDIER FLEXITY tram. VBZ presented a mock-up model of the trams to journalists and special guests at a VIP event with Bombardier Transportation’s President, Laurent Troger, among the guests. In March of last year, Bombardier Transportation and VBZ signed a contract to deliver 70 FLEXITY low-floor trams, exclusively tailored to Zurich’s needs and landscape.

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FLEXITY tram design features

The FLEXITY tram’s design features make it a remarkably accessible, convenient, efficient, and comfortable vehicle. Its 100% low-floors improve entry and exit for passengers and an energy efficient HVAC heat pump makes it environmentally friendly, while a driver’s assistance system improves safety for passengers and pedestrians. For convenience and comfort, passengers will be able to recharge with USB connectors, and an LED light system will indicate whether the doors are locked or released. The tram also features elegant and hygienic wooden seats and lots of open space, further increasing the transits system’s capacity without the need for additional infrastructure.

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In his presentation, VBZ Director Dr. Guido Schoch said that VBZ was looking for a cost-effective mobility solution that still delivered a premium travel experience. This exclusive VBZ model, unique to the city of Zurich, answers their needs and the contract includes an option for 70 more vehicles.

FLEXITY trams are scheduled to enter service in Zurich in May 2020.

Original article © Bombardier.

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