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May 15, 2016 19:00 ET

Bombardier Transportation Onboard With Stage 2 of Gold Coast Light Rail

- Bombardier to provide core rail systems for the northern extension of Australia's high-profile Gold Coast Light Rail

- Bombardier also building four new trams for the Stage 2 extension

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) -

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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has been contracted to extend its core rail systems for the high-profile second stage of Australia's Gold Coast Light Rail.

The Queensland Government, Gold Coast Light Rail operator GoldLinQ, construction partner CPB Contractors, Bombardier and Keolis Downer formalised the contract on April 29.

Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail system involves a 7.3 kilometre extension to Helensvale where the light rail connects with South East Queensland's heavy rail system. The extension includes three new stations and will be completed in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold Coast. Stage 1 was completed in 2014 and included an initial 13 kilometres of light rail line and 16 stations.

GoldLinQ CEO Phil Mumford said, "Bombardier would play an important part in delivering the extension and Stage 2 would see the positive working relationship with Bombardier continue."

Bombardier rolled out the turnkey Light Rail solution for Stage 1. It delivered 14 award-winning BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 trams plus provided the electrical and mechanical equipment, vehicles and services related to the implementation of the system, signalling and control systems, communications systems and radio. Bombardier also provides the vehicle maintenance.

Bombardier's President of Asia Pacific Region, Benoit Cattin-Martel, said, "Bombardier will build on the success of the proven solution provided for Stage 1.The total scope of Bombardier's work for Stage 2 demonstrates that we are the partner of choice for delivering a highly proven, reliable and complete rail solution for the Gold Coast."

Bombardier also received the order to supply four additional FLEXITY 2 trams for the Gold Coast in November 2015.

The four new yellow and blue trams, which have become synonymous with the Gold Coast, are due to arrive from August 2017 in time for the Commonwealth Games. The new trams will be used on the Stage 2 northern extension.

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.

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