Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a landmark contract for the development of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) onboard equipment, as part of the extensive ERTMS roll-out programme in Scandinavia. The initial total order value in the first year, for equipping up to 220 vehicles with ERTMS systems, is expected to be approximately 281 million SEK (appr. 30 million euros, $47 million US).
The order from the Swedish Rail Administration, Banverket (BV), together with the Norwegian National Rail Administration, Jernbaneverket (JBV), is part of a framework agreement for the specification and development of BOMBARDIER EBI Cab 2000 ETCS onboard systems and the delivery of products and services on all new and retrofitted vehicles in Sweden and Norway.
The total framework agreement, signed in Swedish krona, is expected to be worth, as of today, approximately 200 million euros ($312 million US). It is valid for eight years, with an option to extend for an additional eight years. Within this agreement, Banverket and Jernbaneverket will pay for the country and vehicle adaptations and safety approvals for up to eight vehicle types.
Anders Lindberg, President, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, said: “As market leader, Bombardier has a strong presence in the development of cutting-edge ERTMS technology. We are proud to contribute to Scandinavia’s integration into the European railway network.”
Commenting on this announcement, Per Allmér, Head of Rail Control Solutions, Nordic Region, Bombardier Transportation, added: “Bombardier has continued to supply solutions to the Swedish national railway system since 1876, and this contract further demonstrates the customer’s confidence in Bombardier.”
Bombardier’s EBI Cab 2000 onboard ETCS automatic train control (ATC) equipment is a distributed onboard system designed to increase traffic capacity and safety by allowing higher speeds and shorter headways between trains. Among the benefits, the advanced EBI Cab 2000 onboard system will improve safety and significantly reduce operational costs. The functionality, based on European Rail Traffic Management System, supports interoperability across national borders. BOMBARDIER EBI Cab systems have been in use for over 25 years and can now be used for high-speed trains to meet the demanding functional and safety requirements of ERTMS/ETCS.
Bombardier Transportation’s Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range of BOMBARDIER CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic systems as well as communication-based systems. It also provides BOMBARDIER INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional systems to ERTMS level 2 systems. Bombardier solutions encompass a complete palette of wayside and onboard signalling products.
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Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed 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.
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