Second Order For Bombardier Next Generation “Green Trains”
Bombardier Transportation has won a second order for its next generation “Green Trains”. The contract, worth approximately 44 million euros ($65 million US), is an order for twelve 2-car BOMBARDIER next generation diesel multiple units from Angel Trains. The trains are being provided for London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL) for use on the London Overground network and for Chiltern Railways. The units will be delivered between Q4 2009 and with the final delivery in Q3 2010.
Commenting on the order, President of Bombardier’s Mainline & Metros Division, Stephane Rambaud-Measson, said: I am delighted that Bombardier has won another important contract for our next generation DMU Class 172 vehicle. This is the second order for this new train and further extends our relationship with Angel Trains. This vehicle will be the lightest and greenest modern DMU in its class and will provide low risk step changes in technology, providing the financiers and operator with a vehicle which meets the latest legislation in emissions, improves the passenger experience and which is able to optimize operating costs.”
Production of the new Class 172 will take place in Bombardier’s Derby plant. The units will feature the renowned, sophisticated BOMBARDIER MITRAC system, offering proven reliability and energy efficiency and offering applications to secure safe and economically optimized traction power.
Colin Walton, Chairman of Bombardier in the UK, added: “Following so closely after our first order for the next generation “Green Trains”, this provides confirmation that this is the product of choice for operators replacing older multiple units.”
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About Bombardier Transportation
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.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional 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 Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, 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 .
About Angel Trains
Angel Trains is a leading lessor of railway rolling stock in the UK and in Continental Europe, with aggregate investments of over € 6 billion. It has its group headquarters in London and other offices in Antwerp, Cologne, Derby, Madrid and Rome. Angel Trains is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, one of Europe’s leading financial services groups.
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