The order is valued at €71m and will help to meet the demands of increased ridership in the German capital.

So far 137 Flexity trams have been delivered to Berlin, 132 of which are currently in operation. The first tram entered service in 2011.

The bidirectional trams are 40m long and have a 295mm low entrance height. The trams also feature regenerative braking systems, multipurpose areas and air-conditioning.

BVG ordered four vehicles for testing in 2006 before ordering 99 more vehicles in 2009, 39 more in 2012, and 47 more in 2015.

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