This week, the first pre-series BOMBARDIER FLEXITY low-floor tram for Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG (DVG) was presented to the public. Comprehensive test and approval runs on the local network will start shortly.
- Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG introduces first new FLEXITY low-floor tram – benefits include increased safety due to ODAS, an image-based driver assistance system which helps prevent collisions
- The new tram features a brighter and more spacious interior than the previous model and improves passenger comfort
The tram is marked with the slogan, “I am the new one. Your new comfort zone” and has a lot to offer in terms of comfort and safety, as it is brighter and more spacious than the previous model, offering space for up to 200 passengers. With two doors in the end cars and one in the middle car, it allows for better accessibility. In addition, the tram is equipped with air conditioning and a high-tech passenger information system will keep passengers informed about upcoming stops and connections.
"I’m sure that the passengers in Duisburg will enjoy commuting on these new vehicles just as much as we have enjoyed developing and building them." Dirk Wunderlich, Head of Business Unit German Cities at Bombardier Transportation.
The new FLEXITY tram offers space for up to 200 passengers.
The modern trams are equipped with the world's first approved image-based driver assistance system known as the Obstacle Detection and Assistance System (ODAS), which helps to prevent collisions. It anticipates possible collisions with pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles, sends an alarm to the driver and can initiate braking. Two concealed impact elements as well as flexible, soft trim parts in the lower area ensure even more protection for road users.
Around 1,000 FLEXITY trams from Bombardier are in operation in 42 German cities and more than 5,000 trams and light rail vehicles from Bombardier are successfully in passenger service or on order worldwide.