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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation will supply three additional BOMBARDIER FLEXITY trams to the city of Plauen, Germany. The order, the exercise of an option included in a frame contract signed in 2012 with the Plauen Transport Authority (PSB), is valued at approximately 9 million euro ($10 million US).

Barbara Zeuner, Managing Director of the Plauen Transport Authority said, "We are delighted to be able to further modernize our tram fleet with these three optional vehicles. The BOMBARDIER FLEXITY trams have been well received, above all by our mobility-impaired passengers. The trams operate reliably without any downtimes."

Carsten Bopp, Head of Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation, said, "We are very proud of this project. Our proven FLEXITY Classic trams have been customized to meet the city's topographical and infrastructural requirements and have been enriching the Plauen cityscape since 2013."

The 21 m long, 2.3 m wide FLEXITY Classic vehicles accommodate 119 passengers and are equipped with the reliable BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion system. Conventional wheel-set bogies ensure a smooth ride and reduce wear and tear of wheels and tracks.

The Plauen Transport Authority (PSB) moves about 8 million passengers per year and ensures mobility for all citizens. A city with a long tram tradition, Plauen's first tram line went into operation as early as 1894.

More than 600 FLEXITY Classic trams are successfully in use in the German cities of Essen, Dresden, Frankfurt, Halle and Leipzig, but also in Adelaide (Australia), Krakow (Poland) and Stockholm (Sweden). To date about 5,000 Bombardier trams and LRVs are in revenue service or on order in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,700 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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