Bombardier fornirà soluzione di trasporto pubblico all'avanguardia per il progetto Metrolinx "5 in 10"
BERLINO, GERMANIA--(Marketwire - 14 giugno 2010) - Bombardier Transportation ha annunciato oggi di aver concluso un accordo con Metrolinx per l'esercizio delle opzioni relative a 182 veicoli inclusi nel contratto del giugno 2009. Il valore dell'ordine è pari a circa 770 milioni di dollari canadesi (745 milioni di dollari USA, ovvero 617 milioni di euro). Le consegne dei veicoli sono previste tra il 2013 e il 2020. Ai sensi dell'accordo siglato, potranno essere ordinati fino a 118 veicoli aggiuntivi in data successiva.
"Bombardier is proud to be part of this very important expansion of public transit in Toronto and greatly appreciates the confidence Metrolinx has placed in us," said Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation, North America. "This order further solidifies our presence in Onta rio and highlights Bombardier's proven state of the art light rail technology, which is available to all cities in North America."
The vehicles are BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 100% low-floor light rail technology. The five-module bi-directional vehicles are more than 28 meters long and 2.65 meters wide. These vehicles will provide reliable performance along with a wide range of features, including a step-less interior allowing easy access at street level; car capacity for more than 280 passengers; efficient heating and air conditioning; comfortable interior; enhanced accessibility and safety features; locations for wheelchairs and strollers; active leveling system to ease boarding and exiting; enhanced communications features; and a regenerative braking system that feeds power back into the Metrolinx network.
Bombardier's FLEXITY low-floor vehicles meet the individual needs of numerous cities, such as Geneva and Zurich (Switzerland), Linz and Innsbruck (Austria), Lodz ( Poland), Eskisehir (Turkey), Brussels (Belgium), Marseille (France), Valencia and Alicante (Spain), Palermo (Italy) as well as in the Rhine-Neckar Region, Berlin, Augsburg and Krefeld (Germany).
Final assembly of these additional vehicles for Toronto will take place at Bombardier production facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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Bombardier Transportation is the leading provider of metro, commuter and advanced rapid transit vehicles and automated transit systems in North America. Its North American rail business includes six rail manufacturing facilities and a network of operations and maintenance services sites.
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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 ecology - 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.
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, 2010, were $19.4 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.
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