The trams were shipped off from Belgium earlier this week. They will travel via Bremen and through the Panama Canal. The trip will take some two months.
From 31 January to 31 March the trams will drive around Vancouver. Bombardier is very proud of the fact that Vancouver has chosen the Brussels tram, built in Bruges, for the Olympics, says Bombardier spokesman Johan Vandenbussche.
According to Bombardier due to urbanisation and growing problems with traffic congestion there is a growing interest for trams in North American cities. Many cities in the USA and Canada used to have trams but they vanished almost everywhere after the car came into popular use.