Bombardier Named Worldwide Supplier of the Year at the Light Rail Awards

For the second year running, Bombardier Transportation has received the prestigious award for Worldwide Supplier of the Year at the 2011 Light Rail Awards, held in London. Germar Wacker, President Light Rail Vehicles (LRV), Colin S Walton, UK Chairman and Elaine Greenwood, Sales Director LRV UK were on stage to collect one of the most highly-prized accolades of the evening from the UK’s Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker.

Germar Wacker said: “This award underscores our capability as a provider of light rail solutions and as a reliable partner for transport operators in the UK. Our vehicles are already in successful revenue service in Manchester, London-Docklands, London-Croydon and Nottingham and our first BOMBARDIER FLEXITY2 tram has just been successfully launched in Blackpool."

The judges who again selected Bombardier for the highly prized accolade said: “With over 100,000 trams and railcars running worldwide, this is a firm that goes from strength to strength in the urban transit industry. The latest FLEXITY 2 vehicles for Blackpool are obviously the result of the firm’s extensive experience in this industry and offer an exciting future for the next generation of tramways worldwide.”

About Bombardier Transportation in the UK
In the UK’s rail transportation industry, Bombardier is the leader in the manufacture and maintenance of rolling stock and is the only remaining train builder in the country. Bombardier Transportation employs around 6,000 people at production facilities in Derby and Plymouth and 15 maintenance and overhaul centres across the UK. Bombardier is contracted to service 5,200 vehicles in Great Britain.

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. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. 

About Bombardier   
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial 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 January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, 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 or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Photo: Nicholas Owen (Master of Ceremonies), Colin Walton, Elaine Greenwood, Germar Wacker and Norman Baker

BOMBARDIER, FLEXITY and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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