New High-capacity Vehicles for the Booming Turkish Metropolis
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has won a new contract to supply 30 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Swift high-floor light rail vehicles to the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey. The order is valued at approximately 94 million euros ($138 million US) and includes the delivery of spare parts. An option for up to 28 additional vehicles is foreseen.
The FLEXITY Swift vehicles will be built at Bombardier’s manufacturing facility in Bautzen, Germany. Bogies will come from Bombardier’s Siegen site, while the electrical equipment will be supplied by the Mannheim plant. Delivery is anticipated to commence during the second half of 2010.
“This new order re-establishes our role as the leading supplier of tram and light rail solutions in Turkey”, said Birol Altan, Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation Turkey. “We are proud to supply our proven technology to support the operator, BursaRay, in providing a high-capacity and sustainable means of transport for the future”, he added.
Grego Peters, President for Bombardier Transportation’s Business Unit Light Rail Vehicles, stated: “This vehicle type is based on our technically mature and reliable FLEXITY concept and meets the highest standards in terms of safety, passenger comfort and ease of maintenance. The new order for Bursa continues the success of the FLEXITY Swift family, with a total of 813 vehicles ordered so far.”
The vehicles will be put in service on the existing light rail system in Bursa as well as on a new extension. Based on the FLEXITY Swift solution recently presented in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, the new high-floor vehicles for Bursa are bi-directional, 28 metres in length and 2.65 metres in width. They offer a capacity of maximum 287 passengers, of which 60 are seated. Traveling comfort is ensured by the air-conditioned interior as well as spacious multipurpose areas. The FLEXITY Swift vehicles are also equipped with the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system for smooth and reliable performance as well as the highest level of energy efficiency.
Bombardier’s light rail solutions are already in successful revenue service in numerous cities across the globe, including Istanbul and Izmir (Turkey), Stockholm (Sweden), Cologne (Germany), Minneapolis (U.S.A) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
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Photo: BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Swift light rail vehicle for Bursa, Turkey
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