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The Flexity Outlook is a family of 100% low-floor articulated light-rail trams manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. Part of the larger Flexity product line (many of which are not 100% low-floor), Flexity Outlook vehicles are modular in nature, permitting a broad range of opportunities to customize vehicles to suit local technical needs or aesthetic proclivities.
The more common Cityrunner, which has a more traditional tram design, is used by several cities in Austria (in Innsbruck, Linz and Graz), also Łódź (Poland), Geneva (Switzerland), Eskişehir (Turkey), and Brussels, and vehicles for Marseille, Valencia, Alicante and Toronto are in the design and production phase. The Toronto Transit Commission (Canada) has also selected it for upgrading its current fleet, with possible use for the Transit City plan as well.
Both models have 100% low floors. While most Flexity Outlook trams are bi-directional, the Toronto cars will be single-ended in order to meet the operating requirements of that city's legacy streetcar routes. Bombardier has built single-ended Flexity Outlook versions for cities including Graz, Łódź and Milan. They follow a modular design, allowing them to be customised for use on networks that require narrow vehicles or uniquely tight curve radii, down to 11.6 metres (38 ft) in the case of Toronto. Toronto's version of the Outlook will be gauged to fit its legacy streetcar lines, with a track width of 149.5 cm, or 4 ft 10 7⁄8 in.
Vancouver demonstration line
Bombardier Transportation operated a Flexity Outlook demo system in Vancouver from January 21 to March 21, 2010, coinciding with the 2010 Winter Olympics. It was called the Olympic Line and used electrified railway right-of-way owned by the City of Vancouver and not part of the regional transit authority (TransLink).
The temporary line operated from Granville Island to the Olympic Village Canada Line Station at 2nd Avenue. Service consisted of a 1.8-kilometre (1.1 mi) link with two stations, with cars operating every 10 minutes.
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