The long LRVs will be used on lines M4 and M8, while the shorter
vehicles will be used across the network. Deliveries will commence in
May 2011, and will allow BVG to begin replacing its fleet of 237 Tatra
trams, which although recently-modernised do not comply with
forthcoming standards on access for passengers with disabilities.
A second order for 33 Flexity Berlin LRVs is expected to be placed next year.