Bombardier: “Rail Will Play an Important Role in Solving Australia’s Mobility Needs”

Australia is investing greatly in its infrastructure, including its rail network, both in urban settings, such as with the expanding Sydney Metro, and with inter-urban lines, such as the Inland Rail project between Melbourne and Brisbane. As a result, it’s no surprise that the Australian rail market has attracted the attention of suppliers in the sector, with all the major rolling stock manufacturers receiving orders.

As a sponsor of this year’s AusRAIL PLUS, Bombardier Transportation is demonstrating its support for the Australian rail market.

Railway-News: “What are Bombardier’s activities in Australia?”

Bombardier: “As a trusted rail industry partner with over 1000 employees, Bombardier designs, engineers, manufactures and maintains rolling stock across Australia, along with providing signalling, rail equipment, asset management and through-life support to customers and operators.

“Bombardier has been investing in Australia for the last 70 years and we are proud to say that currently, we are the only rail manufacturer in Australia with the ability and capacity to singlehandedly manufacture trains and trams in Australia. We have industrial design, engineering, manufacturing, maintenance and rail signalling teams based in Australia allowing us to maintain the highest level of local content across majority of our projects.”

Adelaide commuter car at Bombardier's Dandenong site near Melbourne, Victoria
Adelaide commuter car at Bombardier’s Dandenong site near Melbourne, Victoria

RN: “What will you be focusing on at AusRAIL?”

Wendy McMillan, President, Southeast Asia and Australia Region: “We are proud to present Bombardier’s latest innovations for sustainable mobility at the AusRail Rail Conference and Exhibition 2019.

Wendy McMillan
Wendy McMillan

“We will discuss with customers, operators and government officials; our complete value chain of high-performing mobility solutions for Australian cities including trams, commuter trains and light rail applications as well as our full scope of services and signalling systems which have been helping our Australian customers minimise their operational costs and maximise revenues for decades.

“Bombardier is proud to forge long-term partnerships in Australia, built on a strong track record of delivery performance, best-in-class rail technology and value-adding long-term solutions; which has laid the foundation to further support Australian Governments great efforts to meet a higher demand for public transport to ensure the comfort and ease of every passenger’s journey.”

RN: “How do you view the strong infrastructure investment Australia is currently experiencing?”

Bombardier: “Australia also has an opportunity to become a major rail manufacturing hub with a strong focus from the government to invest in local content and railway infrastructure, including new trains, signalling systems and maintenance. Rail will play an important role in solving Australia’s mobility needs, and Bombardier Transportation is keen to apply its local experience with global expertise to propel the country forward.

“As the cost of energy and the need to improve efficient performance are challenging rail operators globally, Bombardier is playing a key role in shaping sustainable mobility for the 21st century. “Responding to our customers’ needs, we are delivering cutting-edge products to rail operators to optimize efficiency and environmental performance.

“Rail is the only sustainable transportation solution to many of today’s environmental, social and economic challenges and Bombardier is looking forward to continuing to safely move millions of people across Australia.”

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