Bombardier Transportation will supply four additional BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 trams to Australia’s Gold Coast Light Rail Transit system (GCLRT). This order is valued at approximately $25 million AUD (17 million euro, $18 million US) and is an exercise of an option included in a contract signed in 2011
The new vehicles will be used on the northern extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail to Helensvale (referred to as Stage 2) which will be delivered and operational in preparation for to the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast.
ms are 43.4 m long and 2.65 m wide with seven modules for higher capacity and better passenger flow. The vehicles are installed with the energy efficient BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion system and its BOMBARDIER FLEXX bogies provide a smooth, comfortable ride. The trams will be manufactured at Bombardier sites in Bautzen, Germany and Vienna, Austria. To date approximately 3,500 FLEXITY vehicles have been ordered or in successful revenue service in cities around the globe.
The GCLRT project is part of an 18-year public private partnership between the Queensland State Government and GoldLinQ. As operator franchisee of stage one of the GCLRT, GoldLinQ, a consortium that includes Bombardier Transportation, is responsible for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the fleet.