Rail technology provider Bombardier Transportation has won its fifth contract worth $26m from Linz Transport Authority to supply additional six Flexity 100% low-floor ‘Cityrunner’ trams.
The new Flexity trams will be deployed on the tram extension to Traun and will be produced at Bombardier’s facility in Vienna.
Delivery of the first vehicles is scheduled for mid-2015.
The 40m-long and 2.3m wide Flexity trams can accommodate up to 224 passengers and are accessible to mobility impaired passengers.
Linz executive director Erich Haider said: "Leading-edge technology trams stand for safety, comfort, energy efficiency and design at its best.
"I look forward to putting another six Cityrunners into service on the tram extension to Traun."
Bombardier said that the functional interior design elements of the new vehicle integrate many years of day-to-day operational experience.
The new vehicles are a combination of 100% low-floor technology and conventional wheel-set bogies.
Bombardier will provide the fleet maintenance expertise, while the maintenance work will be carried out by Linz Transport Authority employees.
Bombardier and the Linz Transport Authority will combine their core competencies in reducing maintenance costs and in assuring the long-term service lifetime of the trams.
The two companies launched the new Pöstlingbergbahn in a retro-design in May 2009 as part of their collaboration.
Bombardier currently has more than 4,000 trams and light rail vehicles on order in cities across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.