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Bombardier Transportation

March 10, 2005 11:50 ET

Bombardier's Maintenance Contract With the City of Ottawa Is Extended for a Three-Year Period


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MARCH 10, 2005 - 11:50 ET

Bombardier's Maintenance Contract With the City of
Ottawa Is Extended for a Three-Year Period

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 10, 2005) - Bombardier
Transportation announced today that it has received a three-year
extension for the maintenance of the three Talent Diesel Multiple Unit
(DMU) trainsets for the City of Ottawa, operating under the name Capital
Railway. The value of the contract is approximately $2.7 million US
($3.3 million Cdn) and is scheduled to begin in May 2005.

This contract is a key part and indicator of the rapidly expanding
services business in North America and has been extended due to
Bombardier's stellar performance during the last three years (99.84% on
time performance in 2004).

Mike Hardt, Vice-President, Services, Bombardier Transportation, North
America, commented: "This new contract represents a current and future
growth opportunity for Bombardier in the North American services market.
It also emphasizes the excellent collaboration which has been
established with Capital Railway over the years. We applaud the city of
Ottawa in its commitment to ever expanding passenger rail service."

This new contract also illustrates a business development model that
Bombardier's passenger railcar Services business is using to expand its
presence in the North American services market. The Bombardier Services
business today offers a full portfolio of outsourced operations and
maintenance services to rail operators, and is expanding its portfolio
to include refurbishment and overhaul services as well as material
solutions, such as inventory management, spares management, procurement
and other administrative functions.

The vehicles are the German-built Talent Diesel Multiple Units with
three cars per trainset. Two cars are diesel powered to the rail through
a hydraulic transmission. The trainsets are a modern design, sleek,
quiet, with wide doors and wide aisles, panoramic windows and spacious
comfortable seats. The interior is open, allowing easy access between
cars.

Bombardier's comprehensive services portfolio and extensive experience
translate into a wide array of benefits for customers, including
increased fleet availability and reliability, as well as lower life
cycle costs, through the application of a balanced preventive
maintenance approach.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in
Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2004 were $15.5
billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

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Contact Information

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