Bombardier’s 25 Years of Signalling in Turkey

  • Bombardier marks its long term presence in the Turkish market
  • Solutions delivered include equipping Istanbul’s first metro line
  • Latest project introduces the first fully driverless CBTC technologies

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has been working in the Turkish rail control market for more than 25 years this month. The company has commenced work to deliver its most advanced mass transit technology 25 years after the start of operations on the first metro line in Istanbul equipped with Bombardier signalling technology.

In total, Bombardier has delivered five mass transit signalling systems in Turkey since March 1989 when operations started on Istanbul’s Light Rail Metro, equipped with the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 250 fixed block system. Since then the company has also delivered this technology for the Sultan Ciftligi tram line (T4) in Istanbul and the Izmir Light Rail Metro plus the CITYFLO 350 solution for the Istanbul Kirazlı-Ikitelli-Basaksehir-Olimpiyat Metro (M3) and Adana Metro systems.

Continuing to be at the forefront of rail signalling, this year work has started to deliver the CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for Istanbul’s Üsküdar – Ümraniye – Çekmeköy metro line, the first fully driverless metro line in Turkey. This is part of a major programme to improve public transportation in one of the world’s most congested cities. Bombardier helped arrange an export credit facility extended by ING Bank NV, KFW and Unicredit Bank AG to the City of Istanbul. Also focused on mainline, Bombardier is delivering its European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) technology in Turkey. BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 250 ERTMS is being installed on the Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak line.

Peter Cedervall, President, Rail Control Solutions Division, Bombardier Transportation, said: “To work in a market for 25 years reflects the strong performance of our technology and successful relationship with our customers. Drawing on our global technical expertise and extensive local experience, we continue to implement the world’s best signalling solutions for Turkey’s rail infrastructure.”

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 for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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