I thought it would be worth noting that Melbourne tramway operator Yarra Trams has one of our Flexities (newly delivered 111) running around the Melbourne network in AdelaideMetro livery under evaluation. Rumour is that they are going to make an order for 100 trams later on this year and they are doing some design evaluations (they already have a 4 section Combino from Lisbon over as well).
There is going to be a big advantage if the Flexity is chosen. Bombardier who make the Flexities have a plant set up in Melbourne so if our design is chosen, we will not have to import the trams from overseas. That will mean a dramatic reduction in cost also. Ony the first 4 trams (101-104) were actually landed at Outer Harbour and the rest of the fleet have been coming here via Melbourne. In the mean time, 111 is going to be running around the streets of Melbourne for a few months.
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