Bombardier to Deliver Technology for New Metro Line in Riyadh

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that, as a member of the ArRiyadh New Mobility Consortium (ANM), it has won a contract to deliver technology for the new metro line 3 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract involves system interface management, project management and design, as well as the delivery of 47 two-car driverless BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Metro 300 trains equipped with BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion technology. The total value of the consortium’s contract is approximately $5.9 billion US (4.5 billion euro) with Bombardier’s share valued at approximately $383 million US (289 million euro).

The customer is the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh represented by the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA). The new Riyadh Metro system will comprise six metro lines totalling approximately 176 km, which will form the backbone of the city’s new world class public transport network. All six lines are to be implemented over five years.

Line 3, also known as the Red Line, is a turnkey project that includes the civil construction of the 40.7 km alignment, including 22 stations, electrical and mechanical (E&M) equipment and rolling stock. The consortium comprises two groups that will design, build, construct and commission Line 3. The electrical and mechanical equipment for the driverless metro system will be delivered by the Electrical Work Group (EWG) whose members are Ansaldo STS and Bombardier Transportation. System infrastructure will be delivered by the Civil Work Group (CWG) whose members include Salini-Impregilo, Larsen &Toubro, and Nesma.

The new INNOVIA vehicles will be equipped with Bombardier’s proven MITRAC propulsion technology that provides highly reliable and safe operation with low life-cycle costs. Passenger-friendly interiors will provide three classes of accommodation: First Class, Family Class and Standard Class, with inter-car walk-through for comfortable passenger flow, as well as advanced security features. An integrated strategy to design, test and deliver the rolling stock together with Ansaldo STS’s Automatic Train Control (ATC) system for driverless operation has been devised. It includes the use of Bombardier’s Kingston Test Track facility in Canada.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation, a 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. The company has established a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is currently delivering three turnkey system projects in the Gulf Region, in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dubai. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s only 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 World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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