Bombardier Gets $190M Order For Tram Trains

MONTREAL -- The rail division of Bombardier Inc. has received a US$190-million order for 30 tram trains that will be used for a public commuter system in southwestern Germany.

Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft, which is owned by the German city of Karlsruhe, and the Karlsruhe transport authority have also taken an option for 45 additional vehicles, the Montreal-based company announced Friday from Berlin.

Bombardier said the Karlsruhe order is worth 129 million euros not counting options.

The 37-metre long light rail vehicles each have capacity for 244 passengers.

Bombardier said the trains will be manufactured at several of its factories in Germany and Australia and delivered between August 2011 and September 2013.

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