Bombardier: $91 mln order from Docklands Light Rail UK
Bombardier Wins A $91 Million US Order From Docklands Light Railway For Automatic Light Rail Cars To Be Used In London, UK
Montréal, Canada – Bombardier Transportation announced that it has received an additional order from Docklands Light Railway in London, for the design and build of 31 automatically guided light rail cars. The contract has a value of approximately £50 million ($91 million US) and the new vehicles are scheduled to be delivered between July 2008 and October 2009.
This further order is in addition to the £50 million (73 million euros/$94 million US) contract awarded to Bombardier by Docklands Light Railway and announced in May 2005, for the design and build of 24 automatically guided light rail cars. The new order for 31 light rail cars includes the option for 9 cars announced in the 2005 contract.
The light rail cars will be of the same design as those ordered in May 2005 and will be manufactured at Bombardier’s Bautzen plant located in Germany, with electrical equipment being supplied by our facility in Mannheim and the bogies being produced at our site in Siegen, Germany.
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of approximately 97,000 cars and locomotives, primarily in Europe, the world’s largest rail market. The company offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
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, 2006, were $14.7 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com