Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first of 24 Flexity Classic trams to Poland’s Krakow Transport Authority (MPK Kraków).
The delivery is part of a €59m order won by Bombardier and consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe in July 2010 to deliver 24 trams.
Bombardier is currently building the trams at its manufacturing facility in Bautzen, Germany.
Each Flexity Classic tram will have a length of 32m, width of 2.4m and seating for 229 passengers.
The air-conditioned trams will be equipped with five double and two single doors, as well as multi-purpose areas for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Delivery of the new trams will increase the fleet of Flexity Classic low-floor trams owned by MPK Kraków to 74 vehicles.
The Kraków low-floor tram fleet is part of Bombardier’s Flexity Classic family, which are already in operation in cities such as Kassel, Essen, Frankfurt, Dresden, Leipzig and Bremen in Germany and will soon take up service in Gdansk in Poland.
Low-floor Flexity trams are being operated in Poland in the cities of Gdansk, Lodz and Kraków.
Around 3,500 Bombardier trams and light rail vehicles are in service or on order in cities across Europe, Australia and North America.
Image: The first Bombardier Flexity Classic tram delivered to MPK Krakow is part of an €59m order to supply 24 trams. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.