Designed by the Brisbane based design team, the A-city 25kV EMU is a combination of organic styling and clean edges. The key inspiration was Adelaide’s rolling green hills that surround the city and the old 2000 class fleet of DMUs, affectionately known to locals as the ‘jumbos’. Smooth lines and body contours display a timeless elegance. The A-city interior has been designed with meticulous attention to detail creating a functional and stylish product.
The front is sporty with aggressive light clusters leading to the windows, creating a unique character. These visual features and the new Adelaide livery display speed and provide familiarity to the public. The interior design was inspired by Adelaide’s natural surroundings, creating a relaxed atmosphere. The visibility both inside and out creates a feeling of space and comfort. The smooth and essential shape of handrails and seat-mounted hand guards offer enhanced support and safety for standing passengers.
The integration of environmental sustainability into product development is elemental at Bombardier Transportation, where it has a core function in designing state of the art rail transportation equipment.
The Bombardier Transportation Design for Environment (DfE) Centre of Competence, together with our entire DfE expert network, acts as a catalyst by providing the essential tools, expertise and central coordination in projects worldwide.
The Adelaide Bombardier A-city 25kV EMU considers recycling as a key aspect of the design process. The vehicle is predominantly manufactured from stainless steel and aluminium which are 100% recyclable. Materials that are not able to be recycled are kept to a minimum