Bombardier Receives Tram Contract in Australia

27 September 2010 (Last Updated September 27th, 2010 18:30)

Bombardier has received a contract to provide 50 low-floor trams for the Melbourne tram network in Australia. Each of the 33m-long trams will be able to carry 210 passengers and will be fitted with CCTV cameras. Bombardier will construct, assemble and test the trams at its Dande

Bombardier has received a contract to provide 50 low-floor trams for the Melbourne tram network in Australia.

Each of the 33m-long trams will be able to carry 210 passengers and will be fitted with CCTV cameras.

Bombardier will construct, assemble and test the trams at its Dandenong plant in Melbourne.

A prototype will be unveiled next year and the first 50 trams will enter service in 2012.

The contract is part of an A$807.6m (US$773.7m) investment made by the government towards the development of the rail network and includes the construction of a tram maintenance and storage depot in Preston.