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Bombardier inaugura la Olympic Line, la linea di tram di Vancouver 2010
22/01/2010 11:04:00



La gente partecipa ai festeggiamenti e usufruisce di 60 giorni di corse gratuite sul primo tram con pianale interamente ribassato del Nord America

BERLINO, GERMANIA--(Marketwire - 21 gennaio 2010) - Oggi, Raymond Bachant, presidente di Bombardier Transportation North America e Gregor Robertson, sindaco della città di Vancouver, hanno inaugurato insieme la Olympic Line durante un evento organizzato a Vancouver, Canada. I due tram BOMBARDIER FLEXITY, fiore all'occhiello della Olympic Line, sono giunti a Vancouver da Bruxelles (Belgio) il 7 dicembre 2009, dopo un viaggio via mare di due mesi.

Inviting the public and distinguished guests to experience the first 100% low-floor streetcar in North America, Raymond Bachant said: "Bombardier is proud of its partnership with the City of Vancouver whose vision of sustainable development is a model for cities in North America. We are confident that these award-win ning vehicles will demonstrate the potential role that streetcars could play in the future of transportation in Metro Vancouver."

Kris Lauwers, Deputy General Manager of the Brussels Transport Company STIB (Societe des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles) commented: "To Metro Vancouver, I bring warm greetings from the citizens of Brussels and the Brussels Transport Company. Brussels has a long tradition of trams and has always been loyal to this mode of transport. That's why we are delighted to support this unique demonstration project with our award-winning vehicles, hugely popular with our passengers."

Bombardier Transportation and the City of Vanouver are co-sponsors of the 1.8-kilometre Olympic Line where Bombardier is operating two BOMBARDIER FLEXITY streetcars. Free service will be provided 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, between January 21 and March 21, 2010. The vehicles, on loan from the Brussels Transport Company STIB (Societe des Transports Interco mmunaux de Bruxelles), feature easy access for all passengers, wide doors, large windows, and a beautifully-finished interior.

More than 1,500 FLEXITY vehicles are in service around the world. Overall, more than 2,800 Bombardier trams and light rail vehicles operate or are on order in 100 cities across Europe, Australia and North America.

Follow Vancouver's 2010 Streetcar online

Website: www.vancouverstreetcar.bombardier.com

YouTube: www.youtube.com/bombardiervideos

Twitter: www.twitter.com/2010streetcar

Or visit our "Special Events" section at http://www.transportation.bombardier.com.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation, the global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and e cology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were %24;19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

About the STIB

The largest Belgian urban public transport company, the Societe des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles, serves the 19 munici palities of the Brussels Capital Region as well as 11 other outlying municipalities. It covers a surface area of 241.5 km2 and provides transport for a population of over 1,100,000 inhabitants and thousands of commuters.

The STIB network has 4 metro lines, 20 tram lines, 50 bus lines and 17 night bus lines. In 2009, an estimated number of 290.57 million people chose public transport to get around the capital. Between 1999 and 2008, the number of STIB customers increased by 80%. This spectacular progress is almost unique in Europe.

Note to Editors

A photo is available on our web site at: http://www.transportation.bombardier.com.

BOMBARDIER, FLEXITY and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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Contacts: Vancouver media inquiries: Kathryn Nickerson +1 613 539 5451 kathryn.nickerson@ca,transport.bombardier.com

Canada and United States: Talal Zouaoui +1 450 441 3007 talal.zouaoui@ca.transport.bombardier.com

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe: Heiner Spannuth +49 30 98607 1134 heiner.spannuth@de.transport.bombardier.com

Nordic Countries: Jonny Hedberg +46 10 852 5062 jonny.hedberg@se.transport.bombardier.com

Russia: Alexander Bocharov +7 495 775 1830 alexander.bocharov@ru.transport.bombardier.com

UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, other countries: Neil Harvey +44 1332 266470 neil.harvey@uk.transport.bombardier.com

Benelux: Janet Olthof +49 30 98607 1141 janet.olthof@fr.transport.bombardier.com

France: Anne Froger +33 6 07 78 95 38 anne.froger@fr.transport.bombardier.com

South Europe, Brazil and India: Luis Ramos +35 1 919 693 728 luis.ramos@pt.transport.bombardier.com

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