Graz orders Alstom trams
Posted on 22nd May 2023 at 12:03
The Bombardier Flexity on test in Graz in 2019. (garb Holding
When the Austrian city of Graz issued a tender for new low-floor trams there was only one bidder, Alstom, which wanted EUR 4.1M per car.
At the end of May the supervisory board of Graz Linien has made a decision to accept a tender from Alstom for 15 new 33.8m 43.5t Flexity trams for EUR 62M. There is an option for a further 40 trams.
EUR 29.5M in rebuilding work will be needed at Eggenberg depot to accommodate and maintain the new stock, bringing the total cost of the project to almost EUR 100M.
The new trams will be to the design already being delivered to Wien (Vienna). One of these was demonstrated in Graz four years ago, and even repainted in the city’s green livery to show how the Bombardier (now Alstom) product would look.
Standard-gauge trams have run in Graz since 1878 (horse) and 1898 (electric). The network today reaches 36.8km, with extensions under construction and is worked by 85 trams (45 new Stadler trams arrived in 2009-2015) that carry around 52M passengers/year.
Tagged as: Flexity, Graz, Alstom
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