Bombardier to Supply Propulsion System for 80 Trolleybuses to Barquisimeto, Venezuela

MITRAC  Propulsion Expanded To New Applications

Bombardier Transportation has won an order from Neoman Bus Group, a leading member of the global bus industry, for the design and manufacture of its MITRAC 500 propulsion system to power 80 trolleybuses for Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Delivery of the trolleybuses is scheduled to start mid-2007 and shall be completed in September 2008.

Bombardier has expanded the application of its highly reliable MITRAC propulsion system product portfolio to the trolleybus market given its successful experience in this segment; the Bombardier MITRAC 500 is now suited to power trams, people movers and trolleybuses. The company has already assembled propulsion packages in its facility in Trápaga, Spain for some 200 trolleybuses, already in operation in Mérida, Venezuela and Quito, Ecuador.

The design and manufacture of the propulsion systems for Barquisimeto will be carried out by Bombardier in Trápaga, Spain and Mannheim, Germany. The trolleybuses will be assembled by Neoman Bus GmbH.

Commenting on the order, Anders Lindberg, President, Propulsion & Controls, Bombardier Transportation, said: “As we have proven in numerous projects all over the world our MITRAC propulsion and control system is highly reliable in a wide range of vehicle applications. This new order demonstrates Neoman’s confidence in our ability to supply the complete propulsion system for their trolleybuses.”

In the rail industry Bombardier holds an unrivalled track record in the delivery of complete propulsion and train control and management systems, ready to be deployed in all types of rail rolling stock and trolleybuses. The highly modularized Bombardier MITRAC systems are worldwide known for their top-class performance and superior reliability.

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