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A flexity on new Olympic Line in Vancouver

10/16/2008 AT 08:44

Bombardier will also provide operations and maintenance services for the two, 32-metre long vehicles during a 60-day period of passenger service.

The FLEXITY Outlook streetcars will be on loan from the Brussels Transport Company (STIB), which operates a 68-vehicle fleet in Brussels, Belgium, previously supplied by Bombardier Transportation. In January 2008, STIB awarded Bombardier a contract for 87 additional FLEXITY Outlook vehicles.

Mr. Alain Flausch, Managing Director of STIB, said, “On behalf of STIB and the people of Brussels, we are very proud that two FLEXITY Outlook streetcars from our fleet in Brussels will be enjoyed by both residents and visitors during Vancouver's hosting of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. As an integral part of our transportation network, the 100% low-floor FLEXITY vehicles provide efficient and reliable service for the people of Brussels.”

“The Olympic Line will provide a modern and exciting transportation experience that demonstrates the potential of a future Downtown Streetcar network for Vancouver,” said Sam Sullivan, Mayor of Vancouver, B.C. “This sustainable transportation showcase is an important first step in realizing the City of Vancouver's vision for the future of the streetcar – a clean, sustainable public transit option for which we believe the day has once again come.”

Mr. Grego Peters, President, Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation, commented, “With sincere appreciation, we thank STIB, who made our sponsorship of the City of Vancouver possible.” He added, “Vancouver's Olympic Line will demonstrate a new mode of sustainable rail transportation in one of the world's most progressive transit environments. We are delighted to contribute to the Downtown Streetcar 2010 Demonstration Project and are eager to showcase our high performing FLEXITY Outlook streetcars in Vancouver and to visitors from around world.”

FLEXITY Outlook vehicles feature street level access for all passengers, especially for those with limited mobility, wide doors, large windows, and a spacious interior. Over 450 FLEXITY Outlook vehicles are in successful revenue service in the cities of Linz (Austria), Lodz (Poland), Eskisehir (Turkey), Geneva (Switzerland), Marseille (France), Valencia and Alicante (Spain), as well as Innsbruck (Austria), and will soon be put in operation in Palermo (Italy), Augsburg and Krefeld (Germany).

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