Alstom’s competence center in Vienna marks production of 1000th modern tram

Alstom’s competence center in Vienna marks production of 1000th modern tram

(IN BRIEF) Alstom has celebrated the production of its 1000th tram in Vienna. Since 1990, Alstom has manufactured modern trams for global customers from Austria to Australia. The 1000th tram is a Flexity Vienna for Wiener Linien and will soon be in daily service for the Viennese. The site in Vienna is Alstom’s global competence center for trams and light rail vehicles and employs around 800 people.

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, 13-Mar-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom (EPA: ALO), a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer and leader in sustainable and green mobility solutions, celebrated a significant milestone today with the manufacturing of its 1000th modern tram in Vienna. Since 1990, the company, formerly Bombardier, has been producing trams in the city for customers all around the world from Australia to Austria.

“We are proud that today we are celebrating the 1000th tram from our Vienna production site. Our trams shape cityscapes all over the world and are truly Viennese,” said Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom Austria. 

The 1000th tram is a Flexity Vienna, produced for Wiener Linien and will soon enter daily service for the Viennese with its distinctive branding. “Wiener Linien is constantly renewing its vehicle fleet with a special focus on energy efficiency and accessibility. The Flexity Vienna will replace the last high-floor tram models in the coming years and thus make the public transport system barrier-free. It is already in use on five lines, and two more will be added in the course of the year with lines 46 and 49,” reports Gudrun Senk, Managing Director of Wiener Linien for the Technical Division, Construction and Facilities Management (CTO).

“As city councillor for economic affairs, I am particularly pleased that the trams for our environmentally friendly public transport are ‘Made in Vienna’ here at Alstom. Vienna’s passengers can look forward to more modern vehicles with which they can safely and cleanly complete all their journeys in the city. With production here in the Donaustadt, these orders naturally also secure jobs in Vienna as a business location and create added value here,” says Peter Hanke, City Councillor for Finance and Economic Affairs. 

Alstom’s Vienna site is a global center of competence for trams and light rail vehicles and employs approximately 800 people who cover the entire value chain – from initial customer contact to development, assembly, component production, and post-commissioning support. It is one of only ten out of 140 Alstom locations worldwide that play such a significant role.

“Alstom is an important company for the business location Donaustadt with the potential to continue to be one of the most successful companies in the district in the future,” emphasises Ernst Nevrivy, district leader of Vienna’s 22nd district. 

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