Canadian Manufacturing

Bombardier wins Swedish tram deal worth US$109M

Company will build 40 Flexity trams for Gothenburg, Sweden transit system



BERLIN—Bombardier Inc. has won a US$109 million contract to build trams for the transit authority in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Awarded to the plane and train maker’s Transportation division and consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe, the public-sector deal is worth $152 million, with the Canadian company’s share amounting to $109 million.

Under the agreement, Bombardier will build 40 of its Flexity trams for the Swedish city’s existing light rail network. Designed to replace the city’s existing trams, the deal also includes options for the purchase of up to 60 additional trams.

The Montreal-based company said it will begin delivering the vehicles in the spring of 2019.

Along with the new contract, disclosed Oct. 11, Bombardier also announced late last week the larger of its two C-Series jets has been cleared to fly by the European Aviation Safety Agency. With Type Validation from the European regulator in hand, the CS300 is expected to follow the smaller CS100 into service by the end of 2016. The company said it will deliver the first plane to airBaltic in the fourth quarter of this year.

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