LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Nov. 30, 2016) -
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Employees of Bombardier's manufacturing site in Derby today welcomed His Royal Highness (HRH),The Duke of Cambridge, on his first official visit to the county of Derbyshire. His Royal Highness spent around an hour at Bombardier's site where he met with employees, as well as local officials, and had the opportunity to test drive one of the new trains being delivered for Transport for London's Elizabeth line - named this year in honour of Her Majesty's reign. His visit was hosted by Richard Hunter, Managing Director of Bombardier Transportation UK.
"We are honouredto have had HRH, The Duke of Cambridge visit our site today. The occasion allowed us to showcase this facility, our highly skilled and motivated people as well as the high quality trains they produce in the UK", said Hunter. "Bombardier's UK organisation, including our Derby site, has a full and unparalleled capacity to design, develop, manufacture and service the trains that keep the UK moving."
During his visit,His Royal Highness was given a site tour and inspected the company's assembly of Elizabeth line trains, where he met manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices who work on the site and are part of Bombardier's Apprentice Programme. The Duke also enjoyed an opportunity to test drive one of the latest-generation BOMBARDIERAVENTRA trains that Bombardier is supplying for operation on the Elizabeth line. Other major orders for Bombardier's AVENTRA product family have also recently been received from London Overground and Abellio Greater Anglia.
Bombardier's Derby site is the only one that both designs and manufactures trains in the United Kingdom and is a global centre of excellence for rail engineering and aluminium train manufacture.Bombardier Transportation in the UK is a complete provider of railway solutions, designing, building, testing and commissioning new rolling stock and signaling solutions, as well as providing a comprehensive maintenance and diagnostic service for rolling stock and railway infrastructure. The company employees 3,400 people in 17 sites across the UK, including 1,650 in Derby.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,400 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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