Bombardier to Supply 72 Double-deck Coaches
Bombardier Transportation have just received a €122 million order from Israel Railways (ISR) for 72 double-deck coaches as part of the state-owned company’s fleet modernisation programme.
This latest order follows another contract for 150 coaches made by ISR in 2010, bringing the total number of new double-deck cars for ISR to 222.
Bombardier Double-deck Coaches
Each double-deck train is capable of carrying approximately 900 passengers so the 222 new cars “will significantly enhance passengers’ comfort” said Jean Berge, Vice President of Sales, Mainline and Metros at Bombardier Transportation. “More trains, more seats, more comfort and improved safety all add up to making modern mass transit in Israel more attractive and reliable.”
Bombardier are expected to deliver the new coaches between March 2014 and February 2015. Chief country representative of Bombardier Transportation in Israel, Yossi Daskal has said of the orders “We are extremely committed to bringing our expertise and our state-of-the art technology to Israel and we will support ISR in providing a reliable, high-capacity means of transport, ready to support future growth.”