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February 05, 2010 11:43 ET

Bombardier Wins a Commuter Train Maintenance Contract in the Montreal Region

This new agreement confirms Bombardier's leadership position as a maintenance service provider for passenger rail cars in North America

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 5, 2010) - Bombardier Transportation announced today that it won a contract with the Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) to provide locomotive and passenger rail car maintenance service for part of the AMT fleet. The value of this three-year contract, awarded following a competitive tendering process, is approximately $34 million CDN ($31 million US, 23 million euros) to which mobilization activities are added.

"The Montreal commuter rail system is undergoing an important transformation and we are very pleased to be able to contribute in collaboration with the AMT, to one of this continent's most important public transit agencies," declared Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation, North America.

Ann MacDonald, Vice President, Business Development and Communications, Bombardier Transportation North America, commented: "By winning this bid, we are reiterating our commitment to Montreal and its mass transit system. We are delighted to be able to work with the AMT again."

This new maintenance service contract means that Bombardier will be fully responsible for the maintenance of rolling stock for the Dorion-Rigaud, Blainville-St-Jerome and Delson-Candiac lines over the next three years. The Bombardier team will gradually mobilize itself over the next few months with a view to taking over all maintenance on July 1, 2010.

An established Bombardier customer, the AMT is the second largest commuter train transit system in Canada and the sixth largest region in terms of traffic in North America. In addition to operating the commuter trains in the metropolitan area, the AMT is the organization responsible for planning, integrating and coordinating mass transit services in the Greater Montreal area. Over the years, Bombardier has provided the AMT with commuter rail cars, electric multiple units and aluminum BOMBARDIER BiLevel cars, and since fall 2009, Bombardier has begun the delivery of 160 stainless-steel multilevel commuter rail cars. In 2008, Bombardier also received an order for 20 dual-powered locomotives, scheduled for delivery in 2011.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation, the 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 Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, 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

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