The transport and logistics branch of the French Railways, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF) has confirmed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to supply 80 interoperable diesel electric BOMBARDIER TRAXX F140 DE locomotives, with an initial firm order of 45 locomotives. The value of this firm order is estimated at approximately 160 million euros ($203 million US). The first delivery is scheduled for May 2010.
The TRAXX locomotive product family is designed for efficient and sustainable operation and is characterized by its modular concept. The locomotives are used to transport goods as well as passengers on national and international routes and are suitable for all networks. Since their introduction, more than 1,300 TRAXX locomotives have already been sold.
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Photo: Diesel electric BOMBARDIER TRAXX F140 DE locomotives for the SNCF
About Bombardier in France
A major industrial player on the French market, Bombardier Transportation operates at its facility in Crespin, in Northern France, where it employs about 2000 employees. Crespin is the leading industrial rail site of the country and home to the Bogies centre of excellence. Bombardier develops a wide range of rolling stock including two emblematic contracts, which in particular, reflect the company’s know-how: The Autorail Grande Capacity AGC with an order of 700 trains from the French regions which is already popular amongst passengers; and the Francilien – a state of the art commuter train which will service the Transilien SNCF greater Paris suburbs in the Ile de France region towards the end of 2009. Bombardier participates in a variety of other projects such as the Paris metro cars MF2000 for the RATP, TER 2N NG regional trains, most TGV programs, and previously in the most recent RER commuter train models. Marseilles, Nantes and Strasbourg also operate BOMBARDIER FLEXITY trams.
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 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 Jan. 31, 2008, were $17.5 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.
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