Bombardier sponsors the 2011 General Assembly of the Latin American Association of Metros and Subways
Bombardier Transportation is presenting its world class rail solutions for Mexico and Latin America at the 25th General Assembly of the Latin American Association of Metros and Subways (ALAMYS). The event takes place in Guadalajara City, Mexico from today until November 24.
Bombardier is featuring its comprehensive portfolio of innovative, eco-friendly and technologically-advanced rail solutions which enhance passenger comfort. During ALAMYS, Bombardier will show the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA 300 family of fully automated smart mobility solutions including Monorail, Advanced Rapid Transit and Automated People Movers. The BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 state-of-the-art rail control solutions that maximize the use of rail infrastructure and equipment will also be on display.
As a provider of a complete range of propulsion and control equipment for all types of rail vehicles, Bombardier will present the BOMBARDIER MITRAC technology that sets the standard of reliability and sustainability. Also, with its full scope of Services, Bombardier Transportation representatives will be on hand to demonstrate how market-leading expertise can deliver efficient, competitive and sustainable rail operations by helping customers minimize their operational costs and maximize revenues through extended asset lifetime.
“People around the world are beginning to think differently about their transportation needs and options, and are increasingly looking to rail for longer-term solutions”, said André Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation. “As the industry’s rail technology leader, we have developed a full portfolio of proven and future-oriented city-focused public transport solutions.”
“Balancing the need for mobility and the impact of the world’s transportation systems on the environment, competitiveness and quality of life has become a pressing issue in all regions of the world. More and more cities, including in Latin America, are adopting new and sustainable modes of rail-based mass transportation,” Navarri added.
Bombardier Transportation began establishing a manufacturing footprint in Mexico almost twenty years ago. Today, with sites in Ciudad Sahagun, state of Hidalgo and Huehuetoca, state of Mexico,it designs, manufactures, and provides maintenance services to metro, light rail, Advanced Rapid Transit, train, locomotives and other rail vehicles.
“Bombardier Transportation is the most important supplier of rolling stock in the Mexican market, with more than 70 per cent of all the passenger rail vehicles in service today in Mexico. We are delighted that ALAMYS is holding its exhibition in Mexico where we can demonstrate how our innovative rail solutions are shaping the future of mobility,” said Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation, North America.
The Smart Mobility BOMBARDIER INNOVIA 300 Fully Automated Systems
The driverless turnkey systems INNOVIA 300 family of fully automated transit systems, including Monorail, Advanced Rapid Transit and Automated People Mover are the emerging game-changing solution to smart mobility, transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers safely, efficiently, comfortably and reliably to their destinations.
The newest technology of Bombardier’s turnkey solutions is the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system. Cost-effective to introduce and not requiring major infrastructure or civil works, it offers transport capacity up to 50,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd). Whether transporting visitors to out-of-town destinations, or offering high capacity, frequent services for more densely used inner city routes, the INNOVIA Monorail 300 ensures passengers experience the ultimate in modern ride comfort.
The INNOVIA Monorail 300 system is becoming the choice of many city planners and transit authorities. Bombardier is currently executing two high profile orders for the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system: a contract to supply a 24 km system for São Paulo, Brazil and a contract to supply a 3.6 km system for the prestigious King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 Communication Based Train Control (CBTC)
With the state-of-the-art CITYFLO 650 communication-based automated train control system, the INNOVIA 300 family is setting the standard worldwide. The CITYFLO 650 solution is a radio based, moving block ATC system which uses a reliable two-way radio for train-to-wayside communication transmitting vital information to trains, and train position information to the wayside. CITYFLO 650 comprehensively fulfils the requirements of a communication-based system in a transit environment. The system can be employed with driver or driverless depending on the customer requirements. It uses the most advanced technology in the world and fully complies with the North American PTC requirements. The CITYFLO 650 solution has been in operation since 2002 with 13 systems in revenue service worldwide and eight more in various stages of implementation. CITYFLO 650 is one of the most widely used CBTC systems.
World Leader in Propulsion and Controls
Bombardier Transportation is the world’s leading provider of propulsion and control equipment for rail vehicles. The solutions set the standard of reliability and sustainability. Bombardier Transportation provides the complete chain of propulsion and control equipment for all types of rail vehicles. BOMBARDIER MITRAC technology is the core of our product portfolio and includes traction converters, auxiliary converters, drives and electronics. MITRAC equipment has been created with a clear ambition to boost customer competitiveness and to provide true revenue generating solutions. MITRAC powers some of the world’s most reliable fleets because we are uncompromisingly optimizing the reliability of all our propulsion and control products. Our consistent energy efficient design of each propulsion and control technology contributes strongly to a more sustainable mobility.
A Full Suite of Services to Optimize Rail Assets
Bombardier Transportation provides a full suite of after-market services to help its customers optimize management of their vehicles and assets over their entire lifetime. We are the first choice for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety. Bombardier Transportation can provide total fleet maintenance to cover all operator needs. Our service does not end with system delivery; we also repair, maintain and solve obsolescence problems when these appear. When the assets reach high operational costs (high energy consumption, poor reliability and high maintenance costs) the alternative of refurbishing and modernizing the vehicles can become the preferred option.
Bombardier has an extensive global logistics network and excellent long-term international relationships with system suppliers. With the benefit of our global purchasing power we have what it takes to offer operators real support with material sourcing or equipment and system overhaul. Expertise, creativity, market knowledge and vision are just some of the reasons why Bombardier Transportation is setting the industry pace in providing the most innovative and cost-effective rail services solutions in today’s market.
ALAMYS is the Latin American Association of Metros and Subways founded in 1986 by 11 signing countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. It has 41 members, including Mexico City’s Collective Transport System Metro; the Electrical Urban Transport System of Guadalajara and Metrorrey from Monterrey City, amongst others. For more information visit http://www.alamys.org/
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.
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 www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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