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Bombardier TW400 tram, source: Wikipedia

Bombardier to deliver 18 Flexity units for Vienna-Baden tram-train service

Canadian rolling stock supplier Bombardier Transportation has been awarded by Austrian transport company Wiener Lokalbahnen with a contract for the delivery of 18 Flexity TW500-type light rail vehicles. The first new units will enter into service in 2021 and will serve the route of Vienna-Baden tram-train service operated by Wiener Lokalbahnen.

The deal with a value of 94 million Euros also contains an option for the delivery of additional 16 vehicles as well as 24-year maintenance period. “With the 24-year FlexCare maintenance package, we guarantee efficient, safe and reliable operation of a durable tram in the future”, managing director of Bombardier Transportation in Austria Christian Diewald said.

Vienna-Baden tram-train types

The Vienna-Baden tram-train service connects the centre of Vienna with the neighbouring spa town of Baden. The 27-kilometre network is served by 40 vehicles of two types. The newest one is TW400-type. It was designed and manufactured by Bombardier Transportation in 2000-2010. Currently, 14 such vehicles run between Vienna and Baden.

Meanwhile, more numerous vehicle type used by Wiener Lokalbahnen is TW100 trams produced in 1979-1993 by Austrian rolling stock manufacturer Simmering-Graz-Pauker. It numbers 26 units. The ordered TW500-type vehicles are expected to replace this class of rolling stock.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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