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Bombardier Transportation is to supply 30 trams to German transport authority Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) in a €197 million deal.
Bombardier says the Flexity trams come with obstacle detection and assistance systems and can carry up to 290 passengers – a 10% increase in capacity.
Andreas Hemmersbach, DVB's board member for finance and technology, says: "We urgently need the new light rail vehicles, which provide larger capacity, in order to offer sufficient space for the rapidly growing number of our passengers.”
A portion of the car body above platform level is wider to enable barrier-free access, the company adds.
Bombardier intends to produce the car bodies at its centre in the town of Görlitz and carry out final assembly at its industrial site in the city of Bautzen.
The fleet will be delivered by the end of October 2023.