On January 6, 2020, a model of the new FLEXITY Dresden tram was presented by our customer Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) in Dresden, Germany.
The new FLEXITY trams are wider than DVB’s current vehicles and offer significantly greater comfort for passengers with 2+2 seating and large panorama windows. The new trams will be able to carry up to 290 passengers, which is around a 10 per cent increase.
Before the new cars are produced, the design and functionality must be tested on a model. During the event, all guests could view the train model in the Transport Museum and speak to the experts present. Over the next few weeks, various user groups and future passengers will be testing the FLEXITY tram model's equipment design and functionality. This will enable us as a manufacturer, together with our customer, their employees and future passengers, to implement optimizations during the ongoing design process and avoid costly changes after the start of production.
Date: January 6, 2020
Venue: Verkehrsmuseum Dresden
From left to right: Andreas Hemmersbach, Financial Director DVB, Dresden’s Mayor for Construction Raoul Schmidt-Lamontain, State Minister Martin Dulig, Alexander Ketterl, responsible for urban transport at Bombardier in Germany, and Lars Seiffert, HR and Operations Director DVB.
Front view of the FLEXITY tram model (in reality there will be a black cover behind the window - not a white one).
This is one of the historical exhibits in the famous Dresden Transport Museum.
Bombardier Transportation's Alexander Ketterl speaks to the crowd.
Alexander Ketterl, Bombardier, Andreas Hemmersbach, Chief Financial and Technical Director, DVB and Dresden’s Mayor for Construction Raoul Schmidt-Lamontain sitting in the interior of the new tram.
The panorama windows are the largest side windows ever used in a Bombardier tram worldwide.
Showcasing the multi-purpose area.
The new trams are wheelchair accessible.
Dresden citizens can vote for their favourite seat pattern design.
Alexander Ketterl, Bombardier Transportation and Raoul Schmidt-Lamontain, Dresden’s Mayor for Construction.