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Alstom to supply twelve additional trams to Zurich

Total number of vehicles ordered increases to 122.
Alstom to supply twelve additional trams to Zurich

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, to supply twelve additional trams to VBZ. In 2017 VBZ had ordered 70 vehicles – including an option of ordering a further 70 trams. VBZ has now ordered 52 of these optional vehicles (122 in total).

More than 60 Alstom Flexity trams are already in operation in Zurich. The fleet is equipped with the modern smart solution ODAS (Obstacle Detection Assistance System), which supports the driver by recognising obstacles along the tracks. The installed fleet has a high level of availability.

VBZ is meeting a need with the additional vehicles: "We are replacing the older generation of Tram 2000 vehicles with the Flexity tram and are driving forward modernisation. Some of the vehicles will also be used to expand services in order to make public transport in Zurich even more attractive," says Marco Lüthi, Director of VBZ. Alstom Switzerland is also delighted: "The order shows that VBZ is very satisfied with our tram. The cooperation is excellent and the 60 Flexity trams deployed enrich the cityscape of Zurich," emphasises Marie Icardo, Managing Director of Alstom Switzerland.

The vehicles in the initial order of 70 trams will be delivered by the end of 2024. The optional vehicles will be delivered by Spring 2028.

With an outstanding track record of more than 30 years and over 8,000 vehicles ordered or in successful revenue service in 140 cities around the world, Alstom is the global leader in tram and light rail solutions. The versatile portfolio ranges from trams and light rail vehicles to streetcars and tram-trains, offering solutions that are ideally suited for existing networks and new lines as well as for inner-city and suburban connections. Alstom also leads the industry with proven solutions to make urban transport even safer by providing technologies for obstacle detection, overspeed monitoring, collision prevention and automatic braking, and to integrate seamlessly in urban environments by offering the widest variety of solutions for catenary-free operation. Flexity™ and ODAS™ are protected trademarks of the Alstom Group.

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