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New Flexity for Berlin under testing

17 June 2024
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Cab of the new Alstom Flexity for Berlin
Cab of the new Alstom Flexity for Berlin. Source: BVG/Rolf Erfurt
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Sotnikov Kirill, Editorial Contributor

Germany: The city operator BVG has commenced testing the inaugural nine-car tram, which Alstom delivered under the contract signed in 2020.

This tram will be the longest tram in the German capital.

The new trams will join the city fleet this summer, replacing the GT6 trams on a line with a high volume of traffic. The new model features an upgraded chassis, new seat and window design, improved cab ergonomics, and exterior cameras instead of mirrors.

The framework agreement, worth €571 mln, was signed with Bombardier Transportation (acquired by Alstom in 2021) for the delivery of up to 117 low-floor trams. A total of 35 trams will be nine-car models with a length of 50 m, while 82 trams will be five-car with a length of 30 m. Under the firm part of €115 mln, BVG ordered 17 nine-car and three five-car vehicles.

The Flexity is one of the world’s most mass-produced trams. Over the past 30 years, 70 cities around the globe have received over 5,000 vehicles, with 231 trams already operating in Berlin.

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