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March 30, 2005 07:00 ET

Bombardier Awarded a $21 Million Dollars US Order for BiLevel Commuter Rail Cars from Go Transit in Toronto


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MARCH 30, 2005 - 07:00 ET

Bombardier Awarded a $21 Million Dollars US Order for
BiLevel Commuter Rail Cars from Go Transit in Toronto

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 30, 2005) - Bombardier
Transportation announced today that it received a firm order from the
Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GO Transit) for 10 additional
Bombardier BiLevel commuter rail vehicles. The order will add to GO
Transit's existing fleet of 385 Bombardier-built commuter railcars.
Valued at approximately $21 million US ($26 million Can), the contract
calls for the design, manufacture and delivery of the new commuter
vehicles.

"The BiLevel continues to be the most popular multi-level commuter rail
car in North America with more than 750 BiLevel cars in operation with
11 public transit authorities across Canada and the United States," said
William Spurr, president, Bombardier Transportation, North America. "It
is a service-proven transit solution that delivers unparalled
reliability and cost efficiency, along with some of the shortest
delivery schedules in the industry. The car's time-tested design offers
great benefits whether you are an established agency like GO Transit or
a start-up operation like the new commuter rail service now being
developed in the state of New Mexico," Spurr added.

The GO Transit vehicles will be built at Bombardier's Thunder Bay,
Ontario, manufacturing facility. Production is expected to extend from
August 2005 to the second quarter of 2006. Bombardier is also
responsible for the maintenance of GO Transit's fleet of commuter rail
cars and locomotives.

In North America, Bombardier Transportation is the leader in intercity,
commuter rail, automated rapid transit and automated guideway transit
systems. It also maintains two of the largest multi-level commuter rail
car fleets in Canada and the United States through its North American
Services unit.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in
Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2004 were $15.5
billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

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