Bombardier Named Manufacturer of the Year at the Light Rail Awards 2013

  • Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation wins Light Rail Award for the fourth consecutive year 

At the 2013 Light Rail Awards held in London, Bombardier Transportation won the coveted award for Manufacturer of the Year. Taking this prestigious award for the third year running after winning Worldwide Supplier of the Year in 2010, Bombardier impressed the judges with its commitment to technological innovation, reliability and customer service – no matter where across the globe. In addition, the judges highly commended Bombardier in the category Supplier of the Year.

“The highly-prized accolade Manufacturer of the Year underscores our capability as a provider of light rail solutions and as a reliable partner for our customers,” said Germar Wacker, President Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation, upon receiving the award from the UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker, at the awards on October 2.

In cities worldwide, the demand for trams as a sustainable solution to reduce congestion has increased. As the global urban population grows, the demand increases for light rail solutions that are both technologically advanced and imaginatively designed. Bombardier is the long-standing light rail market leader and offers the industry’s most complete portfolio of light rail solutions, efficiently moving passengers around the world every day on reliable and innovative vehicles.

More than 4,000 Bombardier trams and Light rail vehicles are in revenue service or on order in more than 75 cities across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. In the UK, Bombardier’s light rail vehicles are in successful revenue service in Manchester, London Docklands, Croydon, Nottingham, and Blackpool, where the world’s first BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram has been operating since April 2012.

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. 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 for operators and passengers. 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.

Notes to Editors

Photo: Germar Wacker and Oliver Schmidt from Bombardier Transportation collecting the Light Rail Award for Manufacturer of the Year from BBC anchorman and awards host Nicholas Owen (left) and Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (right)

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