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Bombardier Transportation

September 28, 2011 03:30 ET

Bombardier Showcases its Leading World-Class Expertise at the International Railway Equipment Exhibition in Delhi

After two years of successful deliveries of advanced metro trains built in India, Bombardier is ready to further expand its local industrial activities

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2011) - Bombardier Transportation, the first multinational company to have invested in a wholly owned railway vehicle manufacturing site in India, is a key participant in this year's International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE), held in New Delhi from September 28 to 30. In addition to a display of its most advanced systems and products, such as BOMBARDIER MOVIA metros, BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO high speed trains and BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives, two Bombardier experts will deliver plenary sessions focusing on the cutting-edge technologies that fit the needs of railways in India. These include a session on eco-friendly electric locomotives and another on the use of advanced energy-saving BOMBARDIER MITRAC IGBT propulsion systems.

"The Bombardier products and technologies on display at IREE are examples of the breakthroughs achieved by us in rail transportation worldwide. From our world leading electric locomotives to regional and high speed trains, propulsion and signalling systems, as well as maintenance services, there is a great scope for incorporating our rail solutions in India in order to address the increasing demands for efficient and eco-friendly transport," said Benoît Cattin Martel, President and Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation, India.

Bombardier has built an impressive presence in India, not only through its 2.3 billion Indian Rupees investment in setting up its plant at Savli, Gujarat, but also through its engineering centres and its working relationships with local customers and partners like the Indian Railways, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Mumbai's Central and Western Railways. The company's team in India incorporates local and international rail transportation experts, a huge benefit to both Bombardier and the rail industry in India.

"We have focused recently on consolidating our presence in India and ensuring successful deliveries to our existing customers. Our successful delivery of more than 500 metro cars is a clear demonstration of that. The future for Bombardier in India is to build on this solid base of local expertise. We are excited about bringing more of our immense global experience to this country and helping its budding rail industry to reach international standards," added Benoît Cattin Martel.

Raising transport capacity with Bombardier MOVIA metro

The success of the MOVIA metro is acknowledged by operators around the world. More than 3,900 MOVIA metro cars have been ordered to date. Bombardier's expertise as one of the world's major supplier of metro cars is proven. Every year, more than 7 billion people use its metro cars in cities like New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Bucharest, Stockholm, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, New Delhi and many others.

New Delhi's fast growing metro network offers a prime example of the advantages of Bombardier's top-quality, high-capacity MOVIA metro vehicles. Four million commuters use the network every day. Today, more than 500 MOVIA metro cars operate successfully on Delhi's metro network contributing to a clear improvement of mobility in Delhi.

MOVIA metro vehicles integrate the world's most advanced technologies in metro manufacturing, such as stainless steel carbodies and the reliable MITRAC propulsion and control system featuring IP technology. MOVIA metros are developed from a standardized platform, which ensures a high degree of reliability, safety and maintainability while providing low life-cycle costs. Original, stylish and fully accessible, the MOVIA metro offers a value and service second to none.

Bombardier TRAXX locomotives – a symbol of power and reliability

TRAXX locomotives are used throughout Europe and are frontrunners in power, flexibility and interoperability, which are vital necessities for rail operations in India. Across Europe, more than 1,500 units have been ordered to date of which 1,300 units are already moving freight and passengers across the continent. The TRAXX locomotives platform provides current and future customers with the advantage of long-term spare parts availability and a high residual value over the locomotive's lifetime.

Bombardier's TRAXX locomotive family features a high level of standardization and integration at the vehicle, system, and component levels. It includes single, dual, and multi-system electric locomotives for AC and DC catenary systems, as well as diesel locomotives. Bombardier prides itself on providing locomotives which offer high flexibility of use, high reliability, and high safety standards, all of which result in satisfied customers worldwide.

The fastest way to save the Planet is with Bombardier ZEFIRO high speed trains

The ZEFIRO family of very high speed trains combines sophisticated technology with superior efficiency and optimum comfort for passengers. At IREE Bombardier is showcasing a scale model of the ZEFIRO 380. At speeds ranging from 200km/h up to 380 km/h, capable of carrying more that 600 passengers, the train will be not only one of the fastest and highest capacity trains in commercial use, but also one of the most environmentally friendly. This is made possible through innovative interior design and the application of BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies such as AeroEfficient Optimized Train Shaping to substantially reduce drag, save energy and ensure stability at high speeds.

Bombardier MITRAC propulsion systems – the heart, muscles and brain of a train

The MITRAC portfolio is a complete family of propulsion and control products for metros, locomotives as well as commuter, regional, intercity and high speed trains. It powers some of the world's most reliable fleets, offering a smooth start, rapid acceleration, constant speed and low noise levels for an altogether comfortable rail journey. The MITRAC portfolio enhances the competitiveness of public transportation through its energy efficient, lightweight and compact designs. Some 40,000 MITRAC IGBT propulsion converters are in use around the world. Their modular design allows for flexibility in adapting systems to individual customers' requirements. In addition, the modules are easily accessible for maintenance and repair.

Proven pedigree and low life-cycle costs – BOMBARDIER FLEXX Metro 3000 bogie

The MOVIA metro trains ordered by DMRC are equipped with Bombardier's FLEXX Metro 3000 bogies, produced at its Savli plant. They are extremely robust, reliable and specifically adapted by our engineers to suit the existing infrastructure. To date, more than 1,200 FLEXX Metro 3000 bogies have been ordered as part of DMRC's fleet of MOVIA metros. The light-weight design of the FLEXX Metro bogie enables maximum vehicle capacity utilization with minimum energy consumption. Primary suspension with elastomeric components guarantees a high level of steering performance, with minimal noise emissions and vibrations creating environmental benefits.

Bombardier's FLEXX bogies portfolio is the most comprehensive in the world – resulting from 160 years of experience and future-oriented innovations. It covers the entire range of railway vehicles from metros to high speed applications, from trams to heavy haul locomotives. More than 200,000 FLEXX bogies are in operation around the globe every day ensuring safety, reliability and comfort.

Bombardier signalling solutions – enabling cost effective, reliable rail performance

With a century of specialist experience in railway signalling and control, Bombardier is ideally placed to meet the needs of today's train operators. BOMBARDIER INTERFLO main line solutions enable cost efficiency, higher speeds, greater capacity and increased availability. Adaptable to each customer's needs, they encompass integrated operational control systems and electronic interlocking systems, as well as automatic train protection and wayside equipment. INTERFLO solutions can be used to build complete, new railway infrastructures, or they can be overlaid on existing networks to upgrade to new safety and interoperability standards such as the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

The BOMBARDIER EBI Track 400 is a jointless track circuit system designed for use in areas where there is AC, DC or dual electrification with possibly strong interference signals. In meeting these challenging conditions, the equipment meets the needs of all known track circuits. Bombardier's EBI Link 2000 – Eurobalise is a highly reliable balise based on Bombardier's expertise in balise technology, which forms the core of the ERTMS. It is maintenance free, so there is no need for periodic re-programming, and robustly designed to ensure reliability in even the most demanding environments. And Bombardier's EBI Screen traffic management system increases traffic capacity and optimises system operations while using simple command entry functions. It is fully capable of handling mixed traffic environments where high speed, freight and commuter traffic share the same track.

Bombardier Transportation in India

Bombardier Transportation has been present in India for more than 40 years. It has supplied Indian Railways with technologically advanced rail products, such as the WAP5 and WAG9 electric 3 phase locomotives for passenger and freight applications and the Mumbai Traffic Management System (TMS). This system controls the 60 km rail stretch around Mumbai – one of the world's busiest rail commuter traffic areas – on which Western Railways runs an impressive number of 1,000 trains every day on time and safely. More recently, Bombardier has been awarded contracts for the delivery of a second TMS for Central Railway in Mumbai, which will manage in excess of 1,400 services daily.

Bombardier Transportation is an established industrial presence in India. Savli, Gujarat is home to its new railway vehicle manufacturing site, propulsion systems manufacturing facility and software development centre for signalling and traction applications in India and for other Bombardier Transportation projects around the globe. The propulsion systems site is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. In Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Infotech Enterprises operates one of the most important engineering centres already sourcing key global projects for Bombardier Transportation.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation, a 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.

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 January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, 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 or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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