Bombardier Delivers First FLEXITY Tram to Gothenburg
Bombardier has delivered the first of 40 M33 FLEXITY trams to Gothenburg, with all 40 due to be delivered by the end of 2022.
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Bombardier has delivered the first of 40 M33 FLEXITY trams to Gothenburg, with all 40 due to be delivered by the end of 2022.
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