Melbourne tram mock-up delivered
Posted on 2nd November 2023 at 16:30
Alstom has delivered a full-scale mock-up of its new G class tram for Melbourne, where the Victoria Department of Transport operates the world’s largest tramway system.
The mock-up will be used to obtain feedback from staff and passengers before the first of up to 100 of the Flexity 2 cars goes into build at the Dandenong factory.
In April 2022 the Department signed a framework agreement with Alstom (which acquired the Dandenong plant with its purchase of Bombardier Transportation) for up to 100 100% low-floor articulated trams for delivery from 2025.
If all 100 trams are built the contract (including 15 years maintenance) will be worth EUR 700M. The double-ended trams will be three-section 25m vehicles carrying up to 150 passengers,
The new fleet will replace high-floor trams on lines 57, 59 and 82 and meet the requirement for projected population growth requiring expansion of the network. Alstom will build 65% local content into the order.
The mock-up of the Melbourne tram. (Alstom)
Tagged as: Alstom Flexity, Melbourne
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