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Bombardier wins third mass transit complete signalling system in Brazil


22.09.2011

Bombardier Transportation has won a new order to deliver the state of the art BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 solution for Line 5 of the São Paulo Metro in Brazil. The new system will enable trains to circulate in safety with a short 75 second headway, therefore maximising the line capacity. The contract, with a value of 171 million reais (70 million euro, $96 million US), is awarded by Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (CMSP). As well as being a further important new project in the Brazilian and South American market, this award also consolidates Bombardier as a market leader in communication-based train control (CBTC) with 14 lines in operation and eight lines in delivery.
This new contract builds on Bombardier’s growing signalling presence in Brazil and will provide a benchmark for CBTC performance in heavy metro. The CITYFLO 650 solution is also being installed as part of the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for the new São Paulo Metro Line 2 Expresso Tiradentes extension, and a CITYFLO 350 mass transit solution is being delivered for the Salvador Metro. A BOMBARDIER EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) system is also in operation at Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos’ (CPTM’s) Bras station, the busiest in São Paulo, as part of the BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 200 mainline solution being delivered for the CPTM. And in May, the first European Rail Traffic Management (ERTMS) contract in South America was announced for Bombardier’s INTERFLO 250 ERTMS Level 1 solution on the Rio de Janeiro commuter train network.
The scope of the project comprises the turnkey design, supply, installation and commissioning of a CITYFLO 650 solution for the existing 8.4 km of line with six stations plus the extension of the line by 11.6 km with 11 new stations and a total of 34 new trains. Equipment and services will be provided and delivered by the experienced Bombardier teams in Brazil, Spain and the US.
Anders Lindberg, President, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, said: “This is an important new reference for the Bombardier CBTC map of projects worldwide, following Madrid and London, two of the busiest metro networks in Europe. As our second signalling contract with Metro São Paulo and our third complete mass transit signalling system contract in Brazil, this further strengthens our rail control expertise in this fast developing market and we look forward to working with Companhia Do Metropolitano De São Paulo Metro.”
André Guyvarch, Bombardier Transportation Chief Country Representative for Brazil, said: “This new contract consolidates our presence in Brazil and continues to contribute to the development of the São Paulo system. Bombardier’s groundbreaking CBTC technology significantly increases capacity and quality of service for our customers.”
CITYFLO 650 is a highly proven Bombardier ATC solution operating successfully around the world in North America, Europe and Asia. It is a moving block, CBTC system utilising modern radio-based wide area networks to communicate between the control centre and the train. In addition, the system can be installed without interruption to service and within tight timelines. It can also provide interoperability with legacy train control systems and can be adapted to accommodate country requirements. This advanced solution leads to improved safety, higher capacity and reliability, shorter headways between trains and reduced maintenance costs.
Recent major deliveries include Metro de Madrid Lines 1 and 6 in Spain, one of the busiest networks in Europe, where the customer has already noted a 30% increase in passenger carrying capacity with further improvement expected, and Shenzhen Metro Line 3 in China, which was delivered in 22 months. Ongoing projects include those being implemented in London where the CITYFLO 650 solution is being delivered on over 40% of the London Underground network, as well as in Saudi Arabia and Brazil, where the CBTC solution is an integral part of the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system.
Bombardier Transportation’s Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range of CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic, as well as communication-based systems. It also provides INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional to ERTMS Level 2 systems. Bombardier provides a complete palette of wayside and onboard signalling products.
 
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“This project is essential for the growth of public transit and the free flow of people in the greater Montréal area. It is progressing well, and everything indicates that we will be able to proceed with the gradual replacement of the 1st generation cars as of 2014. The models presented today demonstrate that the final product that will be put into service for users is one of great quality. I am even prouder that the realization of this project will enable us to maximize the economic effects for Quebec to the benefit of hundreds of local workers,” commented Mr. Pierre Moreau, Quebec’s Transport Minister.

“Today we are seeing that the project for the new métro cars, which was until very recently just an idea on paper, is now taking form. It’s good news for Montrealers who will have the pleasure of using them as of 2014. Modernizing our métro network and increasing its reliability, capacity and comfort were all part of the objectives set in our Transportation Plan. The arrival of the new métro cars confirms our commitment to promote public transit,” stated the Mayor of Montréal.

“Created during the preliminary concept stage that ended in the summer of 2011, these models of the operator’s cab and passenger compartment reflect the work accomplished to date and indicate that the project is progressing according to schedule. These full-scale models provide an excellent idea of the interior layout. They were also used for consultations with clients, employees from various sectors of the company as well as people with functional limitations so as to ensure that they meet the specific needs of each. For example, some 1 800 people tested the seats at the Berri-UQAM station, and more than 30 000 people participated in the selection of the exterior finish,” declared Mr. Labrecque.

Invaluable contributors to the design of the new cars
The cars will be built by the Bombardier-Alstom Consortium. LABBE Designers Inc. handled the industrial design for the MPM-10 by proposing overall concepts for their interior layout and external appearance including the interior colour scheme as well as the layout of the passenger compartment, the operator’s cab, the inter-circulation module and the areas designated for people with reduced mobility. The company also saw to the train’s exterior design, took part in the design of the lighting, ventilation, seating and support bars and handled the integration of the emergency equipment and communications systems. As well, It carried out various ergonomic studies, particularly with regard to the operator’s driving position and field of vision.
 
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Bombardier is extending its leading position in global mobility by launching a series of new centres of excellence during 2011 and enhancing its existing centres for technological innovation. The opening of Bombardier’s new Centre of Excellence (CoE) for its next generation electric mobility solution BOMBARDIER PrimoveCity is the latest step in this process.

Located at the company’s engineering and manufacturing site in Mannheim, Germany, the CoE is finetuning Bombardier’s inductive e-mobility solutions to provide easy urban transportation with all modes of electric vehicles, from trams and buses to commercial vehicles and cars. With a state-of-the-art testing and development facility due to open in the autumn of 2011, the CoE will support future partnerships, projects and opportunities in the fast moving electric mobility sector. BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE technology has already been demonstrated successfully with a Bombardier low floor tram in Augsburg, Germany, and with a bus on a 125 m stretch of road in Lommel, Belgium, where tests are also due to begin with a passenger car.

The opening of the Mannheim CoE follows the successful launch of Bombardier’s new CoE for Rail Signalling Engineering, in July 2011. Located in Madrid, Spain, the new centre will house more than 200 engineers working on signalling projects for Europe and Latin America. Bombardier’s signalling CoE is already working on major projects to improve safety, drive higher capacity and reliability, shorter headways between trains and reduced maintenance costs. These projects include the installation of the advanced train protection and control solution BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communication-based train control (CBTC) for four lines of the London Underground (UK) and lines 1 and 6 of Metro Madrid (Spain). Metro Madrid is part of one of the busiest networks in Europe, where the customer has already noted a 30% increase in passenger carrying capacity.

In Canada, Bombardier is building a new Product Design and Development Centre to consolidate its expertise for designing and protoyping passenger rail vehicles for the North American market. This new CoE at Bombardier in St-Bruno, Quebec, is set to open in Spring 2012. Its location in the Greater Montreal area positions Bombardier for concluding research and development partnerships with recognised institutions in the region. The passenger rail vehicles designed at the centre will be built at Bombardier’s various manufacturing facilities across North America.

“Bombardier Transportation is at the cutting edge of mobility innovation, not just in terms of our proven rail products and technologies but also in terms of the latest e-mobility solutions requiring expert research and development to shape our cities of the future,” said Josef Doppelbauer, Vice President Project Management and Chief Technical Officer, Bombardier Transportation. “In order for us to best harness the potential of our product development expertise around the world, we are committed to strengthening our network of Centres of Excellence across the company. These latest investments in our new centres will complement the expertise concentrated in our existing centres of competence, and demonstrate our dedication to continually innovate and drive changes in public transportation for the 21st century.”

A global network of excellence
Bombardier Transportation draws on an extensive infrastructure of Centres of Excellence with a proven track record. The Bombardier bogies centre in Siegen, Germany, was enhanced this year with a new wheel set centre to optimise the chain of logistics. Production is set to rise from 1,700 wheel sets in the first year of operation to 10,000 per year by 2013, an increase of 83%. Bombardier’s factories in Siegen and in Crespin, France, are CoEs for bogies, delivering the industry’s most comprehensive selection of technically sophisticated bogie solutions in the form of BOMBARDIER FLEXX bogies, which cover the entire range of rail vehicles. These products are based on more than 160 years of experience and the technical expertise of the specialist engineers who contribute to the continual strenthening of the FLEXX portfolio thanks to their innovative developments.

The manufacturing site in Crespin hosts Bombardier’s CoE for On Board Electronics to develop new information and communication technologies in use by Bombardier products such as the BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars for Delhi Metro in India, and the new “Toronto Rocket” metro in Canada. Bombardier’s Reliabilty CoE is also located in Crespin, where a full scale electronics test laboratory was established to conduct the homologation process for the Regio 2N trains for the French Regions. Bombardier’s CoEs for light rail vehicles are located in Vienna, Austria, and Bautzen, Germany, and its CoE for double-deck trains in Gorlitz, Germany.

The development of Bombardier locomotives is centred in three manufacturing sites: Kassel, Germany, home of the BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotive platform; Vado Ligure, Italy, for 3 kv DC markets across Europe; and an electrical locomotives development centre in Zurich, Switzerland. Bombardier propulsion and controls centres develop the systems that comprise the highly reliable BOMBARDIER MITRAC portfolio covering traction and auxiliary converters, drives and electronics. These centres are located in Vasteras, Sweden (Medium Power Propulsion system and qualification, TCMS products units); Mannheim, Germany (Low Power Propulsion, battery, TCMS, e-mobility); Zurich (High Power Propulsion,TCMS); and Hennigsdorf, Germany (drive competence).

In addition, Bombardier Transportation has a wide network of specialist engineering centres of competence providing a company-wide engineering expert resource for the following technical areas: acoustics and vibration (Vasteras), aerodynamics and thermodynamics (Hennigsdorf), crash safety (Derby, UK), design for environment (Vasteras), electrical systems compatibility (Vasteras), product safety (Kingston, Canada), reliability availability maintainability (RAM) and lifecycle cost (Vasteras), software engineering (St. Bruno, Canada), structural mechanics (Hennigsdorf), and vehicle dynamics (Vasteras).
 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
PRESS RELEASE
Sept. 28, 2011, 3:31 a.m. EDT
Bombardier Showcases its Leading World-Class Expertise at the International Railway Equipment Exhibition in Delhi
After two years of successful deliveries of advanced metro trains built in India, Bombardier is ready to further expand its local industrial activities

BERLIN, GERMANY, Sep 28, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Bombardier Transportation, the first multinational company to have invested in a wholly owned railway vehicle manufacturing site in India, is a key participant in this year's International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE), held in New Delhi from September 28 to 30. In addition to a display of its most advanced systems and products, such as BOMBARDIER MOVIA metros, BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO high speed trains and BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives, two Bombardier experts will deliver plenary sessions focusing on the cutting-edge technologies that fit the needs of railways in India. These include a session on eco-friendly electric locomotives and another on the use of advanced energy-saving BOMBARDIER MITRAC IGBT propulsion systems.

"The Bombardier products and technologies on display at IREE are examples of the breakthroughs achieved by us in rail transportation worldwide. From our world leading electric locomotives to regional and high speed trains, propulsion and signalling systems, as well as maintenance services, there is a great scope for incorporating our rail solutions in India in order to address the increasing demands for efficient and eco-friendly transport," said Benoit Cattin Martel, President and Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation, India.

Bombardier has built an impressive presence in India, not only through its 2.3 billion Indian Rupees investment in setting up its plant at Savli, Gujarat, but also through its engineering centres and its working relationships with local customers and partners like the Indian Railways, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Mumbai's Central and Western Railways. The company's team in India incorporates local and international rail transportation experts, a huge benefit to both Bombardier and the rail industry in India.

"We have focused recently on consolidating our presence in India and ensuring successful deliveries to our existing customers. Our successful delivery of more than 500 metro cars is a clear demonstration of that. The future for Bombardier in India is to build on this solid base of local expertise. We are excited about bringing more of our immense global experience to this country and helping its budding rail industry to reach international standards," added Benoit Cattin Martel.

Raising transport capacity with Bombardier MOVIA metro

The success of the MOVIA metro is acknowledged by operators around the world. More than 3,900 MOVIA metro cars have been ordered to date. Bombardier's expertise as one of the world's major supplier of metro cars is proven. Every year, more than 7 billion people use its metro cars in cities like New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Bucharest, Stockholm, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, New Delhi and many others.

New Delhi's fast growing metro network offers a prime example of the advantages of Bombardier's top-quality, high-capacity MOVIA metro vehicles. Four million commuters use the network every day. Today, more than 500 MOVIA metro cars operate successfully on Delhi's metro network contributing to a clear improvement of mobility in Delhi.

MOVIA metro vehicles integrate the world's most advanced technologies in metro manufacturing, such as stainless steel carbodies and the reliable MITRAC propulsion and control system featuring IP technology. MOVIA metros are developed from a standardized platform, which ensures a high degree of reliability, safety and maintainability while providing low life-cycle costs. Original, stylish and fully accessible, the MOVIA metro offers a value and service second to none.

Bombardier TRAXX locomotives - a symbol of power and reliability

TRAXX locomotives are used throughout Europe and are frontrunners in power, flexibility and interoperability, which are vital necessities for rail operations in India. Across Europe, more than 1,500 units have been ordered to date of which 1,300 units are already moving freight and passengers across the continent. The TRAXX locomotives platform provides current and future customers with the advantage of long-term spare parts availability and a high residual value over the locomotive's lifetime.

Bombardier's TRAXX locomotive family features a high level of standardization and integration at the vehicle, system, and component levels. It includes single, dual, and multi-system electric locomotives for AC and DC catenary systems, as well as diesel locomotives. Bombardier prides itself on providing locomotives which offer high flexibility of use, high reliability, and high safety standards, all of which result in satisfied customers worldwide.

The fastest way to save the Planet is with Bombardier ZEFIRO high speed trains

The ZEFIRO family of very high speed trains combines sophisticated technology with superior efficiency and optimum comfort for passengers. At IREE Bombardier is showcasing a scale model of the ZEFIRO 380. At speeds ranging from 200km/h up to 380 km/h, capable of carrying more that 600 passengers, the train will be not only one of the fastest and highest capacity trains in commercial use, but also one of the most environmentally friendly. This is made possible through innovative interior design and the application of BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies such as AeroEfficient Optimized Train Shaping to substantially reduce drag, save energy and ensure stability at high speeds.

Bombardier MITRAC propulsion systems - the heart, muscles and brain of a train

The MITRAC portfolio is a complete family of propulsion and control products for metros, locomotives as well as commuter, regional, intercity and high speed trains. It powers some of the world's most reliable fleets, offering a smooth start, rapid acceleration, constant speed and low noise levels for an altogether comfortable rail journey. The MITRAC portfolio enhances the competitiveness of public transportation through its energy efficient, lightweight and compact designs. Some 40,000 MITRAC IGBT propulsion converters are in use around the world. Their modular design allows for flexibility in adapting systems to individual customers' requirements. In addition, the modules are easily accessible for maintenance and repair.

Proven pedigree and low life-cycle costs - BOMBARDIER FLEXX Metro 3000 bogie

The MOVIA metro trains ordered by DMRC are equipped with Bombardier's FLEXX Metro 3000 bogies, produced at its Savli plant. They are extremely robust, reliable and specifically adapted by our engineers to suit the existing infrastructure. To date, more than 1,200 FLEXX Metro 3000 bogies have been ordered as part of DMRC's fleet of MOVIA metros. The light-weight design of the FLEXX Metro bogie enables maximum vehicle capacity utilization with minimum energy consumption. Primary suspension with elastomeric components guarantees a high level of steering performance, with minimal noise emissions and vibrations creating environmental benefits.

Bombardier's FLEXX bogies portfolio is the most comprehensive in the world - resulting from 160 years of experience and future-oriented innovations. It covers the entire range of railway vehicles from metros to high speed applications, from trams to heavy haul locomotives. More than 200,000 FLEXX bogies are in operation around the globe every day ensuring safety, reliability and comfort.

Bombardier signalling solutions - enabling cost effective, reliable rail performance

With a century of specialist experience in railway signalling and control, Bombardier is ideally placed to meet the needs of today's train operators. BOMBARDIER INTERFLO main line solutions enable cost efficiency, higher speeds, greater capacity and increased availability. Adaptable to each customer's needs, they encompass integrated operational control systems and electronic interlocking systems, as well as automatic train protection and wayside equipment. INTERFLO solutions can be used to build complete, new railway infrastructures, or they can be overlaid on existing networks to upgrade to new safety and interoperability standards such as the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

The BOMBARDIER EBI Track 400 is a jointless track circuit system designed for use in areas where there is AC, DC or dual electrification with possibly strong interference signals. In meeting these challenging conditions, the equipment meets the needs of all known track circuits. Bombardier's EBI Link 2000 - Eurobalise is a highly reliable balise based on Bombardier's expertise in balise technology, which forms the core of the ERTMS. It is maintenance free, so there is no need for periodic re-programming, and robustly designed to ensure reliability in even the most demanding environments. And Bombardier's EBI Screen traffic management system increases traffic capacity and optimises system operations while using simple command entry functions. It is fully capable of handling mixed traffic environments where high speed, freight and commuter traffic share the same track.

Bombardier Transportation in India

Bombardier Transportation has been present in India for more than 40 years. It has supplied Indian Railways with technologically advanced rail products, such as the WAP5 and WAG9 electric 3 phase locomotives for passenger and freight applications and the Mumbai Traffic Management System (TMS). This system controls the 60 km rail stretch around Mumbai - one of the world's busiest rail commuter traffic areas - on which Western Railways runs an impressive number of 1,000 trains every day on time and safely. More recently, Bombardier has been awarded contracts for the delivery of a second TMS for Central Railway in Mumbai, which will manage in excess of 1,400 services daily.

Bombardier Transportation is an established industrial presence in India. Savli, Gujarat is home to its new railway vehicle manufacturing site, propulsion systems manufacturing facility and software development centre for signalling and traction applications in India and for other Bombardier Transportation projects around the globe. The propulsion systems site is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. In Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Infotech Enterprises operates one of the most important engineering centres already sourcing key global projects for Bombardier Transportation.
 
wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

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Bombardier Transportation strengthens its technological leadership with new and improved centres of excellence


 28.09.2011    

Bombardier is extending its leading position in global mobility by launching a series of new centres of excellence during 2011 and enhancing its existing centres for technological innovation. The opening of Bombardier’s new Centre of Excellence (CoE) for its next generation electric mobility solution BOMBARDIER PrimoveCity is the latest step in this process.
Located at the company’s engineering and manufacturing site in Mannheim, Germany, the CoE is finetuning Bombardier’s inductive e-mobility solutions to provide easy urban transportation with all modes of electric vehicles, from trams and buses to commercial vehicles and cars. With a state-of-the-art testing and development facility due to open in the autumn of 2011, the CoE will support future partnerships, projects and opportunities in the fast moving electric mobility sector. BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE technology has already been demonstrated successfully with a Bombardier low floor tram in Augsburg, Germany, and with a bus on a 125 m stretch of road in Lommel, Belgium, where tests are also due to begin with a passenger car.
The opening of the Mannheim CoE follows the successful launch of Bombardier’s new CoE for Rail Signalling Engineering, in July 2011. Located in Madrid, Spain, the new centre will house more than 200 engineers working on signalling projects for Europe and Latin America. Bombardier’s signalling CoE is already working on major projects to improve safety, drive higher capacity and reliability, shorter headways between trains and reduced maintenance costs. These projects include the installation of the advanced train protection and control solution BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communication-based train control (CBTC) for four lines of the London Underground (UK) and lines 1 and 6 of Metro Madrid (Spain). Metro Madrid is part of one of the busiest networks in Europe, where the customer has already noted a 30% increase in passenger carrying capacity.
In Canada, Bombardier is building a new Product Design and Development Centre to consolidate its expertise for designing and protoyping passenger rail vehicles for the North American market. This new CoE at Bombardier in St-Bruno, Québec, is set to open in Spring 2012. Its location in the Greater Montréal area positions Bombardier for concluding research and development partnerships with recognised institutions in the region. The passenger rail vehicles designed at the centre will be built at Bombardier’s various manufacturing facilities across North America.
“Bombardier Transportation is at the cutting edge of mobility innovation, not just in terms of our proven rail products and technologies but also in terms of the latest e-mobility solutions requiring expert research and development to shape our cities of the future,” said Josef Doppelbauer, Vice President Project Management and Chief Technical Officer, Bombardier Transportation. “In order for us to best harness the potential of our product development expertise around the world, we are committed to strengthening our network of Centres of Excellence across the company. These latest investments in our new centres will complement the expertise concentrated in our existing centres of competence, and demonstrate our dedication to continually innovate and drive changes in public transportation for the 21st century.”

A global network of excellence
Bombardier Transportation draws on an extensive infrastructure of Centres of Excellence with a proven track record. The Bombardier bogies centre in Siegen, Germany, was enhanced this year with a new wheel set centre to optimise the chain of logistics. Production is set to rise from 1,700 wheel sets in the first year of operation to 10,000 per year by 2013, an increase of 83%. Bombardier’s factories in Siegen and in Crespin, France, are CoEs for bogies, delivering the industry’s most comprehensive selection of technically sophisticated bogie solutions in the form of BOMBARDIER FLEXX bogies, which cover the entire range of rail vehicles. These products are based on more than 160 years of experience and the technical expertise of the specialist engineers who contribute to the continual strenthening of the FLEXX portfolio thanks to their innovative developments.
The manufacturing site in Crespin hosts Bombardier’s CoE for On Board Electronics to develop new information and communication technologies in use by Bombardier products such as the BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars for Delhi Metro in India, and the new “Toronto Rocket” metro in Canada. Bombardier’s Reliabilty CoE is also located in Crespin, where a full scale electronics test laboratory was established to conduct the homologation process for the Regio 2N trains for the French Regions. Bombardier’s CoEs for light rail vehicles are located in Vienna, Austria, and Bautzen, Germany, and its CoE for double-deck trains in Görlitz, Germany.
The development of Bombardier locomotives is centred in three manufacturing sites: Kassel, Germany, home of the BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotive platform; Vado Ligure, Italy, for 3 kv DC markets across Europe; and an electrical locomotives development centre in Zurich, Switzerland. Bombardier propulsion and controls centres develop the systems that comprise the highly reliable BOMBARDIER MITRAC portfolio covering traction and auxiliary converters, drives and electronics. These centres are located in Västerås, Sweden (Medium Power Propulsion system and qualification, TCMS products units); Mannheim, Germany (Low Power Propulsion, battery, TCMS, e-mobility); Zurich (High Power Propulsion,TCMS); and Hennigsdorf, Germany (drive competence).
In addition, Bombardier Transportation has a wide network of specialist engineering centres of competence providing a company-wide engineering expert resource for the following technical areas: acoustics and vibration (Västerås), aerodynamics and thermodynamics (Hennigsdorf), crash safety (Derby, UK), design for environment (Västerås), electrical systems compatibility (Västerås), product safety (Kingston, Canada), reliability availability maintainability (RAM) and lifecycle cost (Västerås), software engineering (St. Bruno, Canada), structural mechanics (Hennigsdorf), and vehicle dynamics (Västerås).
 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
Faiveley Transport (Paris:LEY) has won a project with Bombardier to supply door and air conditioning systems for 22 three car electrically powered passenger trains (Electrical Multiple Units) in Adelaide, Australia.

Faiveley Transport will supply a total number of 264 doors and 110 air conditioning units. The excellent proposal of after-sales support to be provided at a local level was highlighted as an important factor in winning this project.

The Adelaide EMU project is part of a significant investment by the both the local South Australian and national Australian Governments and includes the electrification of the Adelaide network.

This will be the first time that Faiveley Transport will supply both Door and HVAC systems for a passenger train built in Australia and confirms Faiveley Transport’s commitment to developing its presence in this market, where they already have 2 industrial sites. Delivery is expected to start in July 2012.
 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
The new hybrid high-speed S-730 train by Renfe presented in Galicia
The new hybrid Alvia S-730 train made its first test run on 20 September. This train can be propelled by both diesel and electricity, which extends the benefits of high speed to non-electrified sections, and it has a variable gauge system that also allows it to travel on both conventional and international gauge tracks.



(30/09/2011)  The Alvia Series 730 train, manufactured by the consortium Talgo-Bombardier, is a hybrid (diesel and electric) train with dual voltage, variable gauge and five different control and safety systems. It is based on the Series 130 trains by Talgo, to which diesel traction equipment and two engines of 1,800 kW with alternator and rectifier are added.

Renfe, through its industrial division Integria, is managing the engineering and innovation project involving rail manufacturers Talgo and Bombardier, which will culminate in a fleet of 15 hybrid trains and whose investment amounts to 74 million euros.

The new cars housing the diesel engines also include cooling towers, converters for railway auxiliary services, 2,000 litre tanks for fuel and two-axle variable gauge bogies to change networks. It is therefore a project that puts Renfe and the Spanish railway industry at the forefront of innovation again.

Seven trains are currently under conversion, out of which three have already undergone the corresponding static, dynamic, braking and approval tests, both in conventional and high-speed lines. The S-730 trains will have 216 seats in Economy Class, 26 seats in Business Class and a restaurant car.

The new Alvia S-730 trains can reach 250 km/h on high-speed tracks and 220 km/h on electrified conventional tracks, while their top speed on non-electrified conventional tracks is 180 km/h. The signalling systems incorporated on these trains (ERTMS, LZB and digital Asfa) ensure interoperability across the Spanish railway network and complete the technical data of one of the most versatile high-speed trains in the world.

High speed to reach Galicia

As of December 10 Galicia will have its first high-speed line, which will link the cities of Orense, Santiago and La Coruña. Along these lines, Renfe will implement the Avant service for medium-haul traffic with the high-speed Series 121 trains, with a capacity of 281 seats.

This train is made up of four cars. The inside has reclining seats, footrest, table, folding arm and plug, all single use, all of which make this train one with the highest level of comfort for passengers. Suitable to run on different track gauges and with dual voltage, it will allow a reduction of one hour in travel time between Orense and La Coruña.
 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Sep 30, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Bombardier Transportation invites media representatives to a press conference at APTA EXPO 2011 where the global leader in rail solutions will be showcasing two of its most recent innovations in the field of urban mobility.

Get on Board as Bombardier Launches New Light Rail Vehicle Platform

Join us as Bombardier unveils its cutting-edge light rail vehicle (LRV) platform, for the North American market. This launch will showcase the advantages of 100% low-floor, modular design for urban and suburban LRV applications.

The Game-Changing PrimoveCity e-Mobility Solutions

Learn more about Bombardiers' innovations in e-mobility such as the BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE technology which allows catenary-free and contactless operation. As a new solution for urban rail networks, PRIMOVE promises to reshape transportation by providing common technology for all forms of electric vehicles, including LRVs, buses, commercial vehicles, taxis and cars.




       WHAT:       Bombardier at APTA EXPO 2011
       WHO :       Mr. Andre Navarri
                   President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation
                   Mr. Raymond Bachant
                   President - North America, Bombardier Transportation
                   Mr. Jeremie Desjardins
                   Head of the PrimoveCity program, Bombardier Transportation
       WHEN :      Monday, October 3rd 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
       WHERE :     New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
                   Booth 4433, Hall H
 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
Bombardier is Shaping the Future of Mobility With its Industry-Leading Rail Solutions at APTA EXPO 2011


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October 3, 2011 — Berlin
Transportation
North American Light Rail Vehicle platform and game-changing electric mobility technology showcased in New-Orleans

Under the theme “Shaping the Future of Mobility”, Bombardier Transportation showcases at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO 2011 in New Orleans two of its most recent innovations in the field of urban mobility: the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Freedom Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) designed for the North American market, and the BOMBARDIER PrimoveCity e-mobility solution.

“We are demonstrating, once again, at APTA EXPO our technological innovations and rail solutions that redefine the future of urban transportation in North America,” said André Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation, on the opening day of the event. “As the industry's innovation leader, we have developed a comprehensive portfolio of future-oriented, city-focused solutions. These smart solutions help cities breathe, create lasting economic growth, and take citizens where they need to go in comfort and style,” he added.

Ride the Winds of Change with theBOMBARDIER FLEXITY Freedom LRV
At APTA EXPO 2011, Bombardier Transportation launches its highly energy-efficient new FLEXITY Freedom LRV platform for North America. The FLEXITY Freedom LRV combines proven elements and innovations of Bombardier’s successful FLEXITY modular tram platform, which make it the vehicle of choice for future developments in urban transport.

“Attendees to the exhibition will have the opportunity to visit and be guided through this innovative product and to experience the advantages of the low-floor, modular design for urban and suburban applications. We will demonstrate how the most efficient LRV solution can help shape growing cities. Sit down and imagine yourself riding the winds of change,” said Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation, North America.

With the FLEXITY platform, Bombardier was the first in the industry to combine 100% low-floor technology with conventional axle wheel-set bogies. The low-floor entrance is combined with an active leveling system to ease boarding and exiting. Its entirely step-less interior facilitates easy access to all passengers and provides enhanced accessibility for wheelchairs and strollers.

The FLEXITY Freedom LRV also features an improved and extra-wide carbody concept, better corrosion protection, an improved cab structure, an enhanced air-conditioning system, a unique driver’s cab configuration and the second generation of BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction equipment. In addition, it also showcases exchangeable front modules and a flexible interior design with unprecedented possibilities for customization.

Bombardier Transportation has more than 3,500 trams and light rail vehicles operating or on order in around 100 cities in more than 20 countries.

The Game-Changer PrimoveCity e-mobility Solution
As an option, the FLEXITY Freedom LRV can also be equipped with the new BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE technology, a groundbreaking e-mobility solution that provides a unique answer to today’s challenge of sustainable urban mobility. The solution promises to reshape transportation by providing wireless and contactless emission-free mobility for all electric rail and road vehicles including cars, buses, trams and trucks.

Jeremie Desjardins, head of the PrimoveCity program, Bombardier Transportation, stated: “After successfully concluding the initial tests on LRVs and buses, Bombardier is now testing the application of PRIMOVE technology on cars as well, aiming to make this available for commercial operation shortly. We are proud to have reached this stage.”

Mass transit networks can now benefit from all the advantages of e-powered mobility, without experiencing the range and recharging constraints usually associated with electric charging. Emissions and noise are minimized, allowing the city to breathe. Catenaries and wires are eliminated, leaving the urban landscape intact. The result: quieter, cleaner and overall more attractive cities.

Based on inductive power transfer, PRIMOVE technology uses wireless transmission of energy between components buried under the road or track surface and components installed unobtrusively under the vehicles. Vehicles are powered regardless of whether they are in motion or at rest, without affecting driving habits or journey times. Reliable performance is ensured, even under adverse weather and ground conditions such as snow, rain, ice, sand or water.

The PrimoveCity solution is one of the highlights of the innovative BOMBARDIER ECO4 portfolio of products and technologies, which offer energy and cost efficient solutions for total performance.

The BOMBARDIER ALP-45 DP Dual-Powered Locomotive
The dual powered ALP-45 DP locomotive, newly arrived in New Jersey and Montréal, will also be part of the exhibition. The new dual-powered locomotives will be capable of operating under both diesel power and alternating current electric power from overhead sources – a first in North America. The flexible power system will enable the locomotives to operate on the AMT and NJ TRANSIT rail systems, which include both electrified and non-electrified lines. Benefits of the dual-powered locomotives include better acceleration, shorter ride times, cleaner operation in electric mode, and reduced reliance on diesel fuel.

The dual-powered locomotives are an evolution of Bombardier’s service-proven ALP-46 electric locomotive technology in successful operation at NJ TRANSIT. The new units include highly reliable MITRAC propulsion and controls technology, which offers high performance and intelligent features such as remote diagnostics systems and sophisticated adhesion control for improved traction and hauling efficiency.

The Smart Mobility BOMBARDIER INNOVIA 300 Fully Automated Systems
The INNOVIA 300 family of fully automated transit systems, entailing Monorail, Advanced Rapid Transit and Automated People Mover solutions, offers the perfect answer to mobility needs of future-oriented, city-focused development. These driverless turnkey systems are the emerging game-changing solution to smart mobility, transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers safely, efficiently, comfortably and reliably to their destinations.

Within Bombardier’s turnkey solutions, the newest technology is the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system. Cost-effective to introduce and not requiring major infrastructure or civil works, it offers transport capacity ranging from 3,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) up to 50,000 pphpd. Whether transporting visitors to out-of-town destinations, or offering high capacity, frequent services for more densely used inner city routes, the INNOVIA
Monorail 300 ensures passengers experience the ultimate in modern ride comfort.

The INNOVIA Monorail 300 system is becoming the choice of many city planners and transit authorities. Bombardier is currently executing two high profile orders for the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system: a contract to supply a 3.6 km system for the prestigious King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and a contract to supply a 24 km system for São Paulo, Brazil.

BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 Communication Based Train Control (CBTC)
With the state-of-the-art CITYFLO 650 communication-based automated train control system, the INNOVIA 300 family is setting the standard worldwide. The CITYFLO 650 solution is a radio based, moving block ATC system which uses a reliable two-way radio for train-to-wayside communication transmitting vital information to trains, and train position information to the wayside. CITYFLO 650 comprehensively fulfils the requirements of a communication-based system in a transit environment. The system can be employed with driver or driverless depending on the customer requirements. It uses the most advanced technology in the world and fully complies with the North American PTC requirements.

The CITYFLO 650 solution has been in operation since 2002 with 13 systems in revenue service worldwide and eight more in various stages of implementation. CITYFLO 650 is one of the most widely used CBTC systems.

Bombardier will also be exhibiting BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 450 – Signalling for High Speed – and BOMBARDIER EBI Track 400, the latest generation train detection system.

TrackSafe: to Reduce the Hazards of Track Inspection and Repair
TrackSafe is a Bombardier turnkey solution that creates improved location awareness for track workers and train operators through the use of Radio Frequency Identification and other advanced technologies. It thus reduces the hazards associated with track level inspections and maintenance. Since the advent of subway operations, the task of inspecting and maintaining track, signals and related wayside infrastructure has been essential to moving millions of people every day. It has also been one of the most hazardous jobs in the industry. TrackSafe was developed to reduce these hazards and offers an additional layer of protection by providing highly relevant alerts to track workers and train operators in real time.

Bombardier Transportation features a complete portfolio of sustainable-oriented and city-focused transit solutions that will boost public transport to make it even more passenger, operator and eco-friendly.

Join us at APTA EXPO, October 3-5, in New Orleans, and discover how our solutions are shaping the future of mobility. You can also follow us at http://www.apta.bombardier.com.
 
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Bombardier touts light rail offerings
Friday, September 30, 2011

Bombardier Transportation has spent several weeks preparing to showcase its North American Light Rail Vehicle at the American Public Transportation Association Expo 2011 Oct. 2-5 in New Orleans. Bombardier plans to hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. Monday at its exhibition to detail “two of its most recent innovations in the field of urban mobility.”

The company intends to “showcase the advantages of 100% low-floor, modulardesign for urban and suburban LRV applications,” including its PRIMOVE technology which allows catenary-free and contactless operation.

Bombardier Transportation President and CEO Andre Navarri, Bombardier Transporation President-North America Raymond Bachant, and company Head of the PrimoveCity program Meremie Desjardins will address the media and interested APTA participants, and handle questions at Booth 4433, Hall H, in New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
 
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Bombardier Wins Marketing and Communications Award


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October 4, 2011 — Berlin
Transportation
Bombardier PrimoveCity e-mobility solution is honoured for outstanding excellence in public transportation advertising, marketing, and communications

Bombardier Transportation has won a Grand Prize Award for the promotion of its BOMBARDIER PrimoveCity solution in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2011 Annual AdWheel Award competition.

Bombardier’s PrimoveCity contactless power transfer solution addresses the current range and recharging constraints of all types of electric vehicles. Applications include trams, buses, trucks and cars. It is based on BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE technology, which provides wireless, emission-free mobility by charging vehicles without the need for plugs or cables via inductive power transfer from a system in the ground. No other solution provides comparable benefits of dynamic charging, power, flexibility, safety and intermodality.

“Recipients of this esteemed award represent creativity to the highest standards in public transportation marketing and communications,” said APTA President William Millar. “The AdWheel Award recognizes successful delivery of innovative and engaging public transit communications.”

“This award proves the public appeal of our innovative products,” said Jérémie Desjardins, head of the PrimoveCity program at Bombardier Transportation on receiving the award. “The same creativity that guides us in thinking and designing our cutting-edge technology solutions also drives us in promoting them to the public and our customers all over the world.”

Nearly 600 entries competed in this year’s AdWheel Award competition. The awards were presented at a special ceremony on Monday, October 3 in New Orleans, USA, as part of APTA’s 2011 Annual Meeting & EXPO.

To watch Bombardier’s promotional video for PrimoveCity online, follow this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg-bW1qX0Gk
 
Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
Bombardier wins APTA Grand Prize Award
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Bombardier Transportation has won a Grand Prize Award in the American Public Transportation Association 2011 Annual AdWheel Award competition for the promotion of its BOMBARDIER PrimoveCity solution.

As described by Bombardier: "The PrimoveCity contactless power transfer solution addresses the current range and recharging constraints of all types of electric vehicles. Applications include trams, buses, trucks and cars. It is based on BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE technology, which provides wireless, emission-free mobility by charging vehicles without the need for plugs or cables via inductive power transfer from a system in the ground. No other solution provides comparable benefits of dynamic charging, power, flexibility, safety and intermodality."

APTA President William Millar commented: "Recipients of this esteemed award represent creativity to the highest standards in public transportation marketing and communications The AdWheel Award recognizes successful delivery of innovative and engaging public transit communications." Nearly 600 entries competed for this year's awards. The awards were presented Oct.3 in New Orleans as part of APTA's 2011 Annual Meeting & EXPO.
 
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Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Bombardier Transportation have entered into a strategic partnership in the field of drive electronics for advanced rail vehicles. The agreement envisages the supply of semiconductor components by Infineon to Bombardier in the course of the coming five years. These power semiconductors enable energy-efficient control of electric motors in locomotives, high-speed trains, underground and urban railways. Infineon will ensure supplies by reserving manufacturing capacity for Bombardier. Bombardier will contribute towards the investment costs required. Furthermore, the two companies will join forces in developing the drive electronics for trains with a view to optimizing the energy efficiency and reliability.

“In forming this strategic partnership, we aim to strengthen our successful long-term collaboration. Infineon and Bombardier are combining many years of experience in our respective areas of expertise to continually optimise drive electronics for our customers’ benefit,” says Pierre Attendu, Vice President Operations and Chief Procurement Officer of Bombardier Transportation.

“Our new generations of IGBT modules are designed to meet the challenging application requirements posed by deployment in advanced trains and metro rail systems. In partnering with the experts of Bombardier Transportation, we aim to raise the energy efficiency and reliability of the drive electronics yet further,” says Arunjai Mittal, Division President of the Industrial & Multimarket Division at Infineon Technologies.

IGBT modules (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) are so-called power semiconductors used in high voltage operation between several hundreds to thousands of volts. These power semiconductors are noted for high efficiency and fast switching with high-current handling capability and can hence control multi-megawatt electric motors (1 megawatt equals 1,360 horsepower) with minimum power losses. IGBTs permit variable speed and torque control of the electric motor.

Drive electronics for railway applications represents a significant growth market, particularly considering the railway network expansion in and between the megacities of emerging countries with large populations, such as China and India. According to government sources, China intends to invest around Euro 80 billion in new railway lines in 2011. In the coming five years new routes covering a total length of 30,000 kilometers are to be built in China – that is nearly equivalent to Germany’s entire railway network and signifies investments of approximately Euro 300 billion. According to the government’s blueprint, China’s railway network will serve more than 90% of the population by 2020
 
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Bombardier Celebrates the Opening of the INNOVIA APM 100 System at the Sacramento International Airport in the USA


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October 6, 2011 — Berlin
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Bombardier strengthens its leadership in the Automated People Mover segment with the completion of its 24th INNOVIA APM system in Sacramento  

Bombardier Transportation is today celebrating the start of passenger services on the new BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover (APM) system at the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in the USA.

The new dual-lane INNOVIA APM 100 system is the primary passenger connector for the airport’s brand new Central Terminal B complex, linking the new main building called Central Terminal B and the new boarding gate building called Concourse B. SMF’s terminal modernization program, known as The Big Build, commenced in 2008 and the new complex is three times the size of the original Terminal B. The new Central Terminal B, along with the APM system, officially opened to passengers today.  

Bombardier designed and supplied the driverless transit system for SMF which includes two INNOVIA APM 100 vehicles, BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control, power distribution system, communications equipment, stations doors as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) services for five years, along with an option for a further five years of O&M. The driverless INNOVIA vehicles were built by Bombardier at its plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

The two INNOVIA APM 100 vehicles operate as single cars, one per track, providing a shuttle service. The ride to the concourse building covers the length of three football pitches, taking approximately 52 seconds with a wait time of around 87 seconds between trains. The electric INNOVIA APM 100 vehicles travel at an average line speed of 22 mph.

David Barry, Vice President for Americas, Systems Division at Bombardier Transportation commented: “We congratulate our customer, Sacramento County Airport System, on the completion of the new state-of-the-art Central Terminal B complex and commend the collaborative spirit promoted by the airport’s teams for duration of its Big Build program.”

He added: “We are very proud that Bombardier was selected as the transit system supplier for this impressive project. The high quality of our INNOVIA APM technology is proven in major airports all over the world. With the service delivery support of our highly-skilled operation and maintenance team, we are confident that the new INNOVIA APM 100 system will provide many years of reliable service to the Sacramento International Airport and ensure that passengers have an efficient, safe and comfortable transition between terminal buildings.”

Bombardier is currently installing a new INNOVIA APM 200 system at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the USA which will open with 18 vehicles in 2012. In addition, the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has recently placed the launch order for Bombardier’s newest generation of APM technology, the INNOVIA APM 300 system, and this will project will be completed in 2014.

Bombardier has supplied its highly reliable INNOVIA APM systems to more than 20 airports, including Beijing, China; Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Madrid, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Newark, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa and San Francisco, USA.

About Systems Division
Bombardier Transportation’s Systems Division has delivered over 60 transit systems in 18 countries around the globe. The division’s range of solutions includes the driverless INNOVIA family of APM (automated people mover), ART (advanced rapid transit) and Monorail systems, as well as light rail, metro and intercity systems. The Division also has over 40 years of experience in providing comprehensive operation and maintenance services.
 
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Bombardier’s ‘Freedom’ in North America
Posted on October 9, 2011 by Andrew Blood


The first Flexity Freedom is seen being unveiled to the world during a trade fair in New Orleans. Photo copyright Bombardier.

Bombardier have launched their latest product to the light rail market, the ‘Flexity Freedom’, which has been developed specifically to appeal to the North American market.
Developed in parallel to the more familiar ‘Flexity2’, which saw its debut in Blackpool in the shape of new tram 001, the Freedom tram has been designed with features intended to appeal to the specific requirements in North America and therefore differs in various details from Flexity2. The United States and Canada have standards for new light rail vehicles which vary from those imposed in Europe in terms of crashworthiness, accessibility and fire safety and therefore Bombardier felt that a brand new design would suit their requirements better than adapting the Flexity2 range to meet


A comparison of styles. The Flexity2 is the standard product for Europe and the rest of the world, contrasting with the Freedom tram, designed specifically for North America. Blackpool 001 is seen at Cabin during its recent test run along the system.

these requirements.
Promoted as a 100 per cent low floor vehicle, the Flexity Freedom can be supplied in either three or five section format, with a capacity of 153 or 251 passengers respectively. Operators can also customise their design, with different end profiles, roof profiles and side skirts offered. Internal specifications can also be altered to suit the customers needs. Due to legislation in force requiring production to be undertaken within the country, any Freedom trams will be built in either Canada or the USA as appropriate.
The new design was unveiled to the world in New Orleans but Bombardier have already received their first order, for 386 vehicles from Toronto, which is intending to replace


Car 4087 is one of the Toronto CLRV trams which, it is intended, will be phased out upon introduction of the Flexity Freedom cars. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

the 200 CLRV trams currently in use in that city, which were introduced from 1977 and carry fleet numbers 4000-4199, plus cater for forthcoming extensions to its network. The new trams will incorporate features specifically deigned to combat the extreme winter weather conditions experienced in Canada, with heated doors and couplers and the roof strengthened to withstand a build up of snow. The underframes will also be fabricated from stainless steel to prevent corrosion from gritting salt, a problem which widely affected some of the first generation of trams in Canada and North America.
The new Freedom design and the Flexity2, designed to appeal to the rest of the world, will no doubt ensure that Bombardier remains of one of the key players in the light rail market and continues to be at the forefront of new tram technology.
 
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Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the start of passenger services on the new INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover (APM) system at the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in California.

The new dual-lane INNOVIA APM 100 system is the primary passenger connector for the airport's brand new Central Terminal B complex, linking the new main building called Central Terminal B and the new boarding gate building called Concourse B. SMF's terminal modernization program, known as The Big Build, commenced in 2008 and the new complex is three times the size of the original Terminal B. The new Central Terminal B, along with the APM system, is now officially open to passengers.

Bombardier designed and supplied the driverless transit system for SMF, which includes two INNOVIA APM 100 vehicles, Bombardier CITYFLO 650 automatic train control, power distribution system, communications equipment, stations doors as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) services for five years, along with an option for a further five years of O&M. The driverless INNOVIA vehicles were built by Bombardier at its plant in Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
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Bombardier Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended July 31, 2011

August 31, 2011 — Montréal
Corporate
(All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.)
Consolidated revenues of $4.7 billion, compared to $4 billion last fiscal year
EBIT of $296 million, or 6.2% of revenues, compared to $249 million, or 6.2%,
last fiscal year
Net income of $211 million, compared to $138 million last fiscal year
Earnings per share of $0.12, compared to $0.07 last fiscal year
Free cash flow usage of $1.1 billion, compared to a usage of $562 million last fiscal year
Cash position of $3.2 billion, compared to $4.2 billion as at January 31, 2011
Strong backlog of $56.9 billion, compared to $52.7 billion as at January 31, 2011
Signature of 43 firm orders for the CSeries family of aircraft for a total value of $2.8 billion, based on list prices
Renewal of BA and BT’s letter of credit and the revolving credit facilities at improved conditions
Bombardier today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, 2011. This is the second interim reporting period under IFRS*. Revenues increased by 17% to reach $4.7 billion, compared to $4 billion for the corresponding period last fiscal year. Earnings before financing income, financing expense and income taxes (EBIT) totalled $296 million, versus $249 million last fiscal year. The EBIT margin stands at 6.2%, the same as last fiscal year.
Net income for the second quarter ended July 31, 2011 amounted to $211 million, compared to $138 million for the same period last fiscal year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.12, compared to $0.07 last fiscal year. Free cash flow (cash flows from operating activities less net additions to property, plant and equipment and intangible assets) usage totalled $1.1 billion for the second quarter ended July 31, 2011, compared to a usage of $562 million last fiscal year. The cash position amounted to $3.2 billion as at July 31, 2011, compared to $4.2 billion as at January 31, 2011. The overall backlog reached $56.9 billion as at July 31, 2011, compared to $52.7 billion as at January 31, 2011.
“We delivered good results for the second quarter with increased revenues, profitability and EPS,” said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.
“Bombardier Transportation’s level of activity remained strong and its book-to-bill ratio of 1.5, in a context of increased revenues for the second quarter, is a clear indication of the strength of this segment. While Bombardier Aerospace’s level of new orders in both business aircraft andCSeries commercial aircraft improved substantially year-over-year, we continue to monitor the economic uncertainty and market volatility in the U.S. and Europe,” continued Mr. Beaudoin.
“Both groups were in a situation of free cash flow usage again this quarter, so we must keep our focus on execution. Nevertheless, our very large backlog of $56.9 billlion, added to our portfolio of great products, position us well for the years ahead,” concluded Mr. Beaudoin.
In May 2011 and June 2011, Bombardier Transportation and Bombardier Aerospace renewed their letter of credit facilities. These facilities no longer require collateral, thus enabling the increase of the overall liquidity of the company by $705 million. Also in June 2011, Bombardier Inc. increased its $500-million unsecured revolving credit facility to $750 million which will mature in June 2014. This revolving credit facility has not been used since its inception.
Bombardier Aerospace
Bombardier Aerospace’s revenues totalled $2.1 billion, compared to $1.9 billion last fiscal year. EBIT totalled $105 million translating into an EBIT margin of 5% for the second quarter ended July 31, 2011, compared to $101 million, or 5.2%, last fiscal year.
Free cash flow usage totalled $448 million compared to a usage of $343 million for the same period last fiscal year, reflecting the group’s continuing investments in its programs and a lower level of advances from customers. Given the economic uncertainty in the U.S. and Europe, Bombardier Aerospace expects a continued lower level of advances from customers than initially anticipated for the current fiscal year, mainly due to the postponement of orders in the regional aircraft market. Therefore, cash flows from operating activities will be lower than the group's net investment in capital expenditures, resulting in a free cash flow usage for the current fiscal year.
A total of 56 aircraft were delivered during the second quarter ended July 31, 2011 compared to 49 for the same period last fiscal year. Bombardier Aerospace’s backlog increased by 20% reaching $23 billion as at July 31, 2011, compared to $19.2 billion as at January 31, 2011.
According to the latest General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) report, for the first six months of calendar year 2011, Bombardier Aerospace was again the business aircraft industry leader, both in terms of revenues and units delivered in the market categories in which it competes. The Business Aircraft division continued to experience an increasing level of orders for the second quarter ended July 31, 2011, with 43 net orders, compared to 14 for the same period last year. This includes a firm order for 10 Global 8000 aircraft from VistaJet of Switzerland for a value of $650 million, based on list price.
During the second quarter, Bombardier Aerospace received 43 net orders for the CSeries family of aircraft for a value of $2.8 billion, based on list prices. Among these, an order from Korean Air for 10 CS300 aircraft with 10 options on CS300 aircraft, makes this airline the launch customer for the CSeries aircraft in Asia. There were 133 aircraft firm orders for the CSeries aircraft family with 119 options as at July 31, 2011.
Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation increased its revenues by 26%, reaching $2.7 billion for the second quarter ended July 31, 2011, compared to $2.1 billion for the same period last fiscal year. EBIT was $191 million, compared to $148 million last fiscal year, translating into an EBIT margin of 7.2% versus 7% last fiscal year. Free cash flow usage amounted to $473 million for the second quarter ended July 31, 2011, compared to a usage of $122 million for the same period last fiscal year. The order backlog totalled $33.9 billion as at July 31, 2011, compared to $33.5 billion as at January 31, 2011.
The order activity in the transportation industry continues at a high level across large European customers and Bombardier Transportation has continued to show its leadership in the market. During the second quarter, Bombardier Transportation reported $3.9 billion of new orders, representing a book-to-bill ratio of 1.5, compared to $4.3 billion of new orders last fiscal year.
The orders included a partnership with Siemens AG of Germany for the development and supply of components for ICx high speed trains for a Deutsche Bahn (DB) contract, under which a firm order was obtained for 130 trains valued at $1.8 billion. Bombardier Transportation also won an order from the London Underground for a CITYFLO 650 CBTC signalling system for a value of $577 million as well as an order from the Queensland Government of Australia for the Gold Coast Rapid Transit light rail system and a 15-year maintenance contract, for a value of $265 million.
During the quarter, Bombardier Transportation also signed a framework agreement with DB Regio AG, Germany, for 200 TRAXX diesel locomotives with multi-engine propulsion, estimated at $867 million. Under this agreement, a firm order for 20 locomotives was received, valued at $90 million.
Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), U.S. exercised an option for 300 additional rapid transit cars, valued at $331 million.
 
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Infineon and Bombardier announce power electronics agreement

13 October 2011

INTERNATIONAL: Infineon Technologies has announced a five-year strategic agreement to supply Bombardier Transportation with IGBT power semiconductors for rail vehicle traction systems.

Infineon will reserve manufacturing capacity for Bombardier, which will contribute towards the required investment. The companies will also collaborate to optimise energy efficiency and reliability.

'Our new generations of IGBT modules are designed to meet the challenging application requirements posed by deployment in advanced trains and metro rail systems', said Arunjai Mittal, President of Infineon's Industrial & Multimarket Division. 'In partnering with the experts of Bombardier Transportation, we aim to raise the energy efficiency and reliability of the drive electronics yet further.
 
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Infineon Technologies AG and Bombardier Transportation have entered into a strategic partnership in the field of drive electronics for advanced rail vehicles.

The agreement envisages the supply of semiconductor components by Infineon to Bombardier in the course of the coming five years.

These power semiconductors enable energy-efficient control of electric motors in locomotives, high-speed trains, underground and urban railways.

Infineon will ensure supplies by reserving manufacturing capacity for Bombardier. Bombardier will contribute towards the investment costs required.

Furthermore, the two companies will join forces in developing the drive electronics for trains with a view to optimising the energy efficiency and reliability.

“In forming this strategic partnership, we aim to strengthen our successful long-term collaboration. Infineon and Bombardier are combining many years of experience in our respective areas of expertise to continually optimise drive electronics for our customers’ benefit,” says Pierre Attendu, Vice President Operations and Chief Procurement Officer of Bombardier Transportation.

“Our new generations of IGBT modules are designed to meet the challenging application requirements posed by deployment in advanced trains and metro rail systems. In partnering with the experts of Bombardier Transportation, we aim to raise the energy efficiency and reliability of the drive electronics yet further,” says Arunjai Mittal, Division President of the Industrial & Multimarket Division at Infineon Technologies.

IGBT modules (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) are so-called power semiconductors used in high voltage operation between several hundreds to thousands of volts.

These power semiconductors are noted for high efficiency and fast switching with high-current handling capability and can hence control multi-megawatt electric motors (1 megawatt equals 1,360 horsepower) with minimum power losses. IGBTs permit variable speed and torque control of the electric motor.

Drive electronics for railway applications represents a significant growth market, particularly considering the railway network expansion in and between the megacities of emerging countries with large populations, such as China and India.

According to government sources, China intends to invest around €80 billion in new railway lines in 2011.

In the coming five years new routes covering a total length of 30,000 kilometers are to be built in China – that is nearly equivalent to Germany’s entire railway network and signifies investments of approximately €300 billion.

According to the government’s blueprint, China’s railway network will serve more than 90% of the population by 2020
 
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Bombardier Transportation has won a Grand Prize Award for the promotion of its Bombardier PrimoveCity solution in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2011 Annual AdWheel Award competition.

Bombardier’s PrimoveCity contactless power transfer solution addresses the current range and recharging constraints of all types of electric vehicles. Applications include trams, buses, trucks and cars.

It is based on Bombardier PRIMOVE technology, which provides wireless, emission-free mobility by charging vehicles without the need for plugs or cables via inductive power transfer from a system in the ground.

No other solution provides comparable benefits of dynamic charging, power, flexibility, safety and intermodality.

“Recipients of this esteemed award represent creativity to the highest standards in public transportation marketing and communications,” said APTA President William Millar.

“The AdWheel Award recognizes successful delivery of innovative and engaging public transit communications.”

“This award proves the public appeal of our innovative products,” said Jérémie Desjardins, head of the PrimoveCity program at Bombardier Transportation on receiving the award.

“The same creativity that guides us in thinking and designing our cutting-edge technology solutions also drives us in promoting them to the public and our customers all over the world.”

Nearly 600 entries competed in this year’s AdWheel Award competition. The awards were presented at a special ceremony on Monday, October 3 in New Orleans, USA, as part of APTA’s 2011 Annual Meeting & EXPO
 
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Bombardier Transportation has signed a four-year agreement for the delivery of its rail traffic control equipment and spare parts for the Polish rail network. The contract, awarded by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA, the Polish Railway Lines Administration, is valued at approximately 36 million Polish zloty (8 million euro or $11 million US).

Bombardier will deliver its BOMBARDIER EBI Track train detection and axle counter units, EBI Switch point machine, EBI Light signal, EBI Gate level crossing systems and relays, as well as spare parts for its previously installed EBI Lock 850 and 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) and EBI Gate systems. The equipment will be delivered to PKP from 2012 until the end of 2015. The system will be delivered by the Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions site in Katowice, Poland with some spare parts from Sweden.

Bombardier has a strong delivery record in Poland, where it is providing its BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 200 solution for sections of the E59, E65, E30 and E20 transport corridors, as well as the first ERTMS implementation in Poland (an INTERFLO 450 solution) on the E30 line. The company has installed over 80 CBI systems on the Polish network and over 2,000 level crossings globally, as well as delivering BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 350 automatic train protection technology on the Warsaw and Prague Metro.

Peter Cedervall, President Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation said: “Our systems are well proven in Poland, and around the world, and this order is further testament to our customer’s confidence in our technology. With an agreement for four years, this is a further important contract for our Polish operations and for Bombardier Rail Control Solutions globally.”

Janusz Kuæmin, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation for Poland added: “We are continuing to contribute to the development and improvement of the Polish rail network, including the provision of spare parts. Bombardier’s presence is well established in Poland and this contract further underlines our strong relationship with the market.”

Bombardier Transportation (ZWUS) Polska Sp. z o.o. is a wholly-owned Bombardier company based in Katowice, Poland. With over 80 years experience in providing the latest signalling technology to the Polish rail network, the IRIS certified BT ZWUS has a unique appreciation of the market. Its approximately 450 employees design and manufacture a full range of rail control signalling equipment for main line, mass transit and industrial applications that have been delivered in Poland and worldwide.

Bombardier Transportation’s Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range of CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic, as well as communication-based systems. It also provides INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional to ERTMS Level 2 systems. Bombardier provides a complete palette of wayside and onboard signalling products.

Bombardier Transportation in Poland Bombardier
Transportation’s commitment to the Polish market manifests itself through long-term investments in four production sites. Today, the company employs more than 1,000 people at Wroclaw, Lodz, Katowice and Warsaw. The wide scope of activities covers manufacturing of car bodies and bogie frames in Wroclaw, design and manufacture of rail traffic control systems in Warsaw and Katowice as well as manufacturing of electrical equipment and maintenance of rolling stock in Lodz.
 
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Bombardier Transportation has signed an $11m contract to supply Polish rail network PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe with rail traffic control equipment and spare parts.

Under the four-year contract, Bombardier will deliver its EBI Track train detection and axle counter units, EBI Switch point machine, EBI Light signal, and EBI Gate level crossing systems and relay.

The contract also involves the supply of spare parts for its previously installed EBI Lock 850 and 950 computer-based interlocking and EBI Gate systems.

The system will be delivered by the Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions site in Katowice, Poland, and some spare parts will come from Sweden, according to railwayage.com

The delivery of the equipment is expected to start by next year and continue until the end of 2015.
 
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For the second year running, Bombardier Transportation has received the prestigious award for Worldwide Supplier of the Year at the 2011 Light Rail Awards, held in London.

Germar Wacker, President Light Rail Vehicles (LRV), Colin S Walton, UK Chairman and Elaine Greenwood, Sales Director LRV UK were on stage to collect one of the most highly-prized accolades of the evening from the UK’s Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker.

Germar Wacker said: “This award underscores our capability as a provider of light rail solutions and as a reliable partner for transport operators in the UK.

“Our vehicles are already in successful revenue service in Manchester, London-Docklands, London-Croydon and Nottingham and our first BOMBARDIER FLEXITY2 tram has just been successfully launched in Blackpool.”

The judges who again selected Bombardier for the highly prized accolade said:

“With over 100,000 trams and railcars running worldwide, this is a firm that goes from strength to strength in the urban transit industry.

“The latest FLEXITY 2 vehicles for Blackpool are obviously the result of the firm’s extensive experience in this industry and offer an exciting future for the next generation of tramways worldwide.”
 
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For the second year running, Bombardier Transportation has received the prestigious award for Worldwide Supplier of the Year at the 2011 Light Rail Awards, held in London. Germar Wacker, President Light Rail Vehicles (LRV), Colin S Walton, UK Chairman and Elaine Greenwood, Sales Director LRV UK were on stage to collect one of the most highly-prized accolades of the evening from the UK’s Under- Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker.

Germar Wacker said: “This award underscores our capability as a provider of light rail solutions and as a reliable partner for transport operators in the UK. Our vehicles are already in successful revenue service in Manchester, London-Docklands, London-Croydon and Nottingham and our first BOMBARDIER FLEXITY2 tram has just been successfully launched in Blackpool.”

The judges who again selected Bombardier for the highly prized accolade said: “With over 100,000 trams and railcars running worldwide, this is a firm that goes from strength to strength in the urban transit industry. The latest FLEXITY 2 vehicles for Blackpool are obviously the result of the firm’s extensive experience in this industry and offer an exciting future for the next generation of tramways worldwide.”

About Bombardier Transportation in the UK

In the UK’s rail transportation industry, Bombardier is the leader in the manufacture and maintenance of rolling stock and is the only remaining train builder in the country. Bombardier Transportation employs around 6,000 people at production facilities in Derby and Plymouth and 15 maintenance and overhaul centres across the UK. Bombardier is contracted to service 5,200 vehicles in Great Britain.
 
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Bombardier Transportation has signed a four-year agreement for the delivery of its rail traffic control equipment and spare parts for the Polish rail network.

The contract, awarded by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA, the Polish Railway Lines Administration, is valued at approximately 36 million Polish zloty (€8 million).

Bombardier will deliver its EBI Track train detection and axle counter units, EBI Switch point machine, EBI Light signal, EBI Gate level crossing systems and relays, as well as spare parts for its previously installed EBI Lock 850 and 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) and EBI Gate systems.

The equipment will be delivered to PKP from 2012 until the end of 2015.

The system will be delivered by the Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions site in Katowice, Poland with some spare parts from Sweden.

Bombardier has a strong delivery record in Poland, where it is providing its INTERFLO 200 solution for sections of the E59, E65, E30 and E20 transport corridors, as well as the first ERTMS implementation in Poland (an INTERFLO 450 solution) on the E30 line.

The company has installed over 80 CBI systems on the Polish network and over 2,000 level crossings globally, as well as delivering Bombardier CITYFLO 350 automatic train protection technology on the Warsaw and Prague Metro.

Peter Cedervall, President Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation said:

“Our systems are well proven in Poland, and around the world, and this order is further testament to our customer’s confidence in our technology. With an agreement for four years, this is a further important contract for our Polish operations and for Bombardier Rail Control Solutions globally.”

Janusz Kuæmin, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation for Poland added:

“We are continuing to contribute to the development and improvement of the Polish rail network, including the provision of spare parts. Bombardier’s presence is well established in Poland and this contract further underlines our strong relationship with the market.”
 

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