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Bombardier Transportation

June 27, 2016 11:28 ET

Bombardier Transportation to Showcase its Proven Solutions at AfricaRail 2016

- AfricaRail 2016 taking place June 28-29 in Johannesburg, South Africa

- Bombardier to exhibit portfolio of rail projects for the region's ongoing rail modernization

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwired - June 27, 2016) - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is proud to be part of South Africa's rail evolution by offering the industry's broadest portfolio of products. After more than five decades of investment in South Africa, Bombardier is committed to covering the country's complete range of railway needs from vehicles, equipment manufacturing and technology to software and customer service requirements.

Bombardier has already proven itself a key partner to South Africa's ongoing passenger and freight transportation network modernization. In 2010, Bombardier delivered the first phase of the turnkey Gautrain project which included 48 BOMBARDIER ELECTROSTAR vehicles and the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 250 signaling system, as well as the ongoing maintenance and services thereof.

Bombardier South Africa is also engaging the African transportation market through job creation, skill transfers, and a strong local supply chain that will ensure a sustainable future for the nation's industry. This commitment is evident in the state-of-the-art Transnet Locomotives project where Bombardier is delivering 240 BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives for the region. Bombardier will also soon be opening its first Propulsion and Controls manufacturing facility in Johannesburg which will produce the BOMBARDIER MITRAC high power propulsion equipment for the TRAXX locomotives.

At AfricaRail 2016, Bombardier will be showcasing its successful Gautrain and TRAXX Africa Locomotive projects, integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment, as well as our extensive Rail Control and Service / Maintenance solutions.

Meet the Bombardier team at AfricaRail 2016 at Stand B1 in the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on June 28-29, 2016.

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.

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 or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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