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February 19, 2016 05:32 ET

Bombardier Takes First of Queensland's 75 New Trains Home

- Bombardier moves Queensland's first New Generation Rollingstock train to its AUD $190 million purpose-built maintenance facility

- Bombardier's local availability and maintenance team start rigorous testing program for the new South East Queensland commuter train

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 19, 2016) -

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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation will move the first of Queensland's New Generation Rollingstock (QNGR) trains to its new home today.

The QNGR train that arrived at the Port of Brisbane on Monday night will roll through the South East Queensland rail network to its new home at the purpose-built Wulkuraka Maintenance Facility, west of Ipswich.

Over the next three years 450 QNGR cars will be delivered to the Port of Brisbane-in 75 six-car train sets. The trains will be gradually rolled out onto the South East Queensland passenger rail network.

Bombardier's technical specialists have connected the six cars of the electric train at the Port, and it has already undergone a series of safety tests which include having its air hose pressure and brakes tested making it ready to be hauled by diesel locomotives.

Once at Wulkuraka, Bombardier's Availability and Maintenance team will continue the extensive testing so that the train meets Queensland Rail operational and safety standards for passengers. Features that will be tested include seat comfort, endurance of the door system and the performance of braking and traction systems.

One of the most important elements is the 'full-load capacity' braking system test to meet Australian standards under a range of environmental conditions and speeds.

The first QNGR train is expected to enter service on the South East Queensland passenger rail in the second half of this year.

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 37,700 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

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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