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Bombardier Wins Rolling Stock and Maintenance Contracts

Bombardier Wins Rolling Stock and Maintenance Contracts

Added to MTDCNC by MTDCNC on 02 October 2016

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract to supply 665 new BOMBARDIER AVENTRA vehicles to Angel Trains, for operation by Abellio on its East Anglia rail franchise in the United Kingdom. The contract signing follows on from Bombardier being named as preferred bidder for this rolling stock order, as announced on 10th August 2016.

The rolling stock contract is valued at approximately £869 million and the maintenance contract, which will run for 7 years is valued at approximately £83 million.

Per Allmer, President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Bombardier Transportation, commented, “Our modern AVENTRA platform will greatly improve the journey experience for Abellio Greater Anglia’s customers by delivering an enhanced interior environment and passenger comfort together with greater connectivity, shorter journey times and more reliable trains. These important contracts demonstrate Bombardier’s ability to deliver high quality, integrated transportation products and services, providing value-adding long-term solutions for our customers. As a modular train, our AVENTRA product family offers maximum flexibility and hence has the capability to serve many different market requirements from metro to intercity, both in the UK and worldwide”.

Dominic Booth, MD of Abellio UK, said, “We are pleased to have finalised the agreement with Bombardier as a key part of the largest-ever privately-procured train order in the UK. It will give the people of East Anglia high-quality trains as part of an ambitious transformation of the region’s railway.  We look forward to working with Bombardier and Angel Trains to deliver the 665 air conditioned Bombardier Aventra train carriages that will greatly improve the journey experience of millions of passengers”.

With reduced weight, increased capacity, improved energy efficiency and reliability, Bombardier’s new AVENTRA EMU delivers a significant increase in performance and passenger experience. The AVENTRA product family can meet various market needs and major orders have already been placed for Transport for London’s Elizabeth line (Crossrail) and London Overground’s LOTRAIN projects, where this rapidly growing metropolis is facing an increased demand for improved mobility and connectivity to its surrounding cities.

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