Bombardier Light Rail Vehicles Sustainable Urban Transport Solutions

Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) are reshaping the future of urban transport today. In cities worldwide, as a solution to congestion, the tram is making a welcome reappearance on the streets.

Public transportation faces challenging times. Global climate change, combined with rising energy prices and
significant growth in urban populations, means the need for sustainable mobility – particularly in cities – has never been
greater. By 2025 there will be 27 cities with 10 million inhabitants or more. With the number of road-based
vehicles set to increase to 2.5 billion by 2030, compared with 580 million in 1997, congestion is also dramatically on
the rise. In light of these developments, trams and light rail vehicles are currently experiencing a worldwide renaissance
as they provide a sustainable solution for all these challenges.

Urban congestion has focused attention on the need for improved public transportation. Many cities worldwide are
recognising that trams and light rail systems are effective in transporting large volumes of commuters efficiently and The Toronto Transit Commission, for example, has decided to extend its tram network, ordering a total of 386 new
vehicles. In the UK, the City of Blackpool is revitalising its 126 year-old tram network and is the launch customer of

Source : Bombardier

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