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November 17, 2010

Halle orders more Flexity Classic LRVs

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HAVAG, the public transport operator in the German city of Halle, has opted to expand its fleet of Bombardier Flexity Classic LRVs with an order for a further 12 vehicles.

Since 2006 Bombardier has already delivered 30 of the bidirectional low-floor LRVs, which are 21.9m long and accommodate up to 121 passengers.

halle.jpgThe latest order is worth around Euros 29 million and includes an option for another four LRVs. The vehicles will be delivered between July 2012 and January 2013, and will be assembled at Bombardier's Bautzen site, with bogies being produced in Siegen and electrical equipment in Mannheim.

Havag operates an 86km metre-gauge tram network with 15 routes, which carry a total of around 55.4 million passengers per year.

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