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March 13, 2008 08:39 ET

Transitio Expands Fleet With Eco-Friendly Itino Trains From Bombardier

VASTERAS, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Transitio has selected the BOMBARDIER ITINO 2 car diesel multiple unit to service increasing passenger volume on several lines in Sweden.

The BOMBARDIER ITINO trains exceed expectations of modern rail passengers. Their high performance in acceleration and deceleration shorten travel times and their spacious vestibules and wide doors ensure faster embarking/disembarking. The attractive exterior and interior of the vehicles, combined with innovatively shaped, large windows, create a bright and safe environment for passengers. The trains feature air-conditioning, low noise levels, and modern passenger information systems, which ensure optimal comfort for the users. The trains are also well adapted to the needs of travelers with reduced mobility, fulfilling the public transport disabled requirements of the future.

The Diesel Engine driving the ITINO trains, already today, complies with the EU Directive 2004/26/EC, Stage IIIB expected to become European law for railcar Diesel Engines from January 1, 2012. The new engines achieve a substantial reduction of nitric oxide, particles and carbon dioxide providing a good platform for sustainable mobility.

Bo Fredriksson President Transitio said: "These new trains not only complement our existing fleet of Itino trains but are designed to fulfill the new EU environmental requirements which we of course see as very important quality."

Bombardier's ITINO product family is a truly versatile concept adaptable to a wide range of customer needs. Some of the ITINO train users include Jonkopings Lanstrafik (10 trains), Tag i Bergslagen (2 trains), Varmlandstrafik (3 trains), Vasttrafik (5 trains) and the Rhein-Main transport group in Germany (26 trains).

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About Bombardier Transportation Sweden

Bombardier Transportation in Sweden employs approximately 1500 people at sites in Vasteras, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Hassleholm, Gavle and Nassjo. Bombardier offers a complete product portfolio to the Swedish market and has operations in Sweden that carry out design, manufacturing, project management and after-sales activities. Sweden also serves as a technology hub for Bombardier, developing signalling equipment and propulsion & controls for the global market.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has a delivered base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional 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, 2007, were $14.8 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 www.bombardier.com.

About Transitio

AB Transitio is a public owned company to procure and manage trains for Swedish public transport authorities, primarily for regional traffic. The company owner group includes the major part of all public transport authorities in Sweden. The objective with the cooperation is to minimize costs for vehicle supply.

BOMBARDIER and ITINO are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Contact Information

  • Jonny Hedberg
    + 46 8 681 5062