FLEXITY Tram and Light Rail

FLEXITY

Smooth and sustainable mobility for cities around the world

As a market leader in the light rail vehicle (LRV) segment, Bombardier Transportation offers modern mobility solutions for the modern-day city, with the FLEXITY trams. This comprehensive product portfolio includes 100 per cent low-floor trams, 70 per cent low-floor trams, as well as proven dual-system solutions.

Bombardier Transportation has been shaping urban mobility for decades, providing cities around the world with sustainable public transport. With our e-mobility solutions, passengers can rely on a safe and comfortable journey, with the lowest ecological footprint.

Bombardier’s global leadership in the light rail sector is built on innovative technology that has been tried and tested in numerous applications, resulting in best-in-class reliability. FLEXITY light rail vehicles (LRVs) have a unique modular concept, providing operators with the opportunity to customize the tram to meet their specific requirements, from current infrastructure to operator branding. 

Bombardier  was the first manufacturer in the industry to combine 100 per cent low-floor technology with conventional wheel-set bogies. Over 5,000 FLEXITY trams have been ordered or are already in successful revenue service in cities around the world.

Unmatched capacity

The FLEXITY tram is highly flexible and can be configured to match changing ridership levels. Due to the modularity of the light rail vehicle, it can fulfill the capacity needs of any urban environment by adding additional modules to the existing vehicles at a later point of time.

The tram can be coupled to form trainsets of several cars, yielding an overall capacity of more than 20,000 passengers per hour, per direction.

Customized design

Bombardier recognizes that the light rail market is very diverse and that its customers have differing requirements. The FLEXITY tram can be tailored to the specific needs of the customer, but operators can be confident that the vehicles are proven and reliable.

A comfortable journey from A to B

FLEXITY trams are renowned for their ability to run smoothly. When using conventional wheel-set bogies, transfer of ground noise and vibration are minimal. Spacious interiors, wide doors, air conditioning, enhanced facilities for persons with limited mobility and improved passenger information all ensure a more comfortable journey.

Putting safety first

“Safety first” has always been one of Bombardier’s top priorities. Bombardier’s extensive experience in active and passive safety technology is mirrored in the design of the FLEXITY tram, which sets new standards in crash performance.

The trams can be equipped or retrofitted with the world’s first homologated obstacle detection assistance system (ODAS) which assists drivers in critical situations. ODAS detects and tracks even non-metallic obstacles and warns the driver of potential risks, thereby increasing the safety of the driver, passengers and all other traffic participants. As an option, ODAS can autonomously initiate smooth braking for increased safety.

Easy to maintain and highly energy efficient

The operational efficiency of a light rail vehicle plays a major role in its lifecycle costs. Only by maximizing availability and minimizing running costs is it possible to ensure a satisfactory return on investment.

FLEXITY trams have been designed to keep operational and maintenance costs as low as possible. Customers can benefit even more using our FlexCare wellbeing package or select individual service offerings for spare parts, technical support and repairs, as well as obsolescence management.

In addition, the FLEXITY trams are optimized for energy efficiency, supported by a CO₂-controlled HVAC, LED lights and a high degree of energy recuperation.

FLEXITY LRV Melbourne

The future of urban transportation

FLEXITY trams have become the benchmark for urban mobility in many countries around the world. The award-winning designs of our FLEXITY trams are matched by innovative technology and environmental excellence. The key features of the vehicles include:

  • 100 per cent low-floor technology and (on demand) conventional wheel-set bogies for a step-free and ultra-smooth journey
  • Top collision and fire damage safety features
  • MITRAC Energy Saver, allowing energy to be reused and providing energy savings of up to 30 per cent
  • PRIMOVE system which enables catenary-free operation of trams
  • Easy to maintain and highly energy efficient, ensuring operations and maintenance costs are as low as possible

Featured video

From design to delivery, watch the GoldLinQ FLEXITY 2 tram's international journey through Vienna and Bremen to arrival in Brisbane.