Bombardier Transportation, a division of Bombardier Inc., is a global mobility solutions provider leading the way with the industry’s broadest portfolio.
Bombardier cover the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment.
Bombardier draws on its technological expertise and innovative capabilities to meet the current and future needs of operators and passengers. Its urban rolling stock solutions cover a whole range of services, including:
Commuter Trains: Bombardier’s commuter transport solutions are helping cities all over the world to grow sustainably, accommodate increasing numbers of commuters and alleviate traffic congestion. These trains achieve efficient journey times despite frequent stops while ensuring excellent availability and minimising interruptions.
Metro Trains: As a leading metro solutions provider, Bombardier is shaping the future of mass transit and daily commutes. Our high-tech, highly efficient MOVIA metros deliver rapid, reliable and cost-effective transport solutions around the globe.
Tram and Light Rail Vehicles: As a market leader in the tram and light rail vehicle (LRV) segment, Bombardier Transportation offers modern mobility solutions for the modern-day city, with FLEXITY trams. This comprehensive product portfolio includes 100 per cent low-floor trams, 70 per cent low-floor trams, as well as proven dual-system solutions.
Driverless Transportation: The INNOVIA APM 300 system is a driverless transportation system specially designed to serve airports and dense urban areas. It offers quick, comfortable and convenient service for commuters within cities, to and from airports or between airport terminals.
Monorail Systems: From dense inner-city routes to airport links, monorail systems transform urban areas. Fast and cost-effective to build, the driverless INNOVIA monorail 300 system offers comfortable mass-transit capacity with iconic aesthetics.
Rail operators are faced with a difficult challenge: how to deliver cost-effective mobility in an environment of strong competition, rising energy costs and growing demand. Bombardier has responded to this challenge by working with rail operators, suppliers and passengers to develop its latest generation of main line trains. Bombardier’s mainline rolling stock include:
High-Speed Trains: Fast, safe, reliable and comfortable, high-speed trains now rival air travel as an efficient means of transportation for long distances. The ZEFIRO high-speed (HS) and very high-speed (VHS) train family takes rail transport to the next level in terms of performance and efficiency.
Regional Trains: Reliable regional trains play an important role in the growth of cities, towns and regions. Regional connections can help ease the pressure on inner-city commuter networks, foster out-of-city development and enhance regional tourism.
Intercity Trains: Bombardier’s intercity trains provide comfortable, safe and environmentally-friendly connections between densely populated areas.
Electric and Diesel-Electric Locomotives: Expertise eight years ahead of its time – proven and innovative – that’s the TRAXX locomotive portfolio, with more than 2,300 locomotives sold worldwide.
CITYFLO solutions offer the full range of automatic train control (ATC) technologies and operating modes for all mass transit operations. From trams to light rail vehicles, monorails and high-capacity metros, CITYFLO delivers the highest levels of safety while meeting operator demand for flexible, high-performance and cost-effective solutions.
Bombardier also delivers complete mainline systems, sub-systems and individual products to railway operators and infrastructures all over the world. To ensure low lifecycle cost, our mainline signalling solution INTERFLO is continuously improved by utilising well-defined, proven hardware and software components and modules across our applications
Bombardier leads the way in providing ERTMS technology as part of its INTERFLO range of mainline solutions. The INTERFLO 250, 450 and 550 are Bombardier’s scalable European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS) mainline scalable solutions for Level 1, 2 and 3 respectively, suitable for secondary and regional lines and high speed and commuter lines.
Bombardier’s pioneering advances in communications-based train control (CBTC) systems are supporting system optimisation and upgrades globally providing a new dimension in overlay capability and tackling the capacity challenge. These systems can be deployed quickly, allowing some of the world’s largest cities to meet their transportation needs – rapidly and reliably. CBTC benefits:
OPTIFLO from Bombardier – A comprehensive set of rail control service solutions tailored to address the challenges faced by railway infrastructure owners and operators.
While CITIFLO, INTERFLO and on-board product families ensure excellent performance to deliver the needed capacity, OPTIFLO service solutions are designed to maintain the performance throughout the life cycle.
Combining the experience Bombardier has gained throughout decades of modernising and maintaining signalling systems with the possibilities enabled by digitalisation and data analytics allowed us to create a comprehensive suite of service modules tailored to address the challenges faced by railway infrastructure owners and operators.
Bombardier has renewed a contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to operate and maintain the AirTrain JFK system.
Bombardier Transportation's JV BST has won a contract to supply China Railway with 160 CR400AF high-speed train cars by mid-2020.
Bombardier has signed a three-year services contract with FirstGroup and Trenitalia for their new JV, the Avanti West Coast franchise.
Bombardier has signed a contract with the ROSCO Transitio AB in Sweden for the heavy maintenance and refurbishment of 59 REGINA EMUs.
Bombardier has revealed a new test centre at its site in Bautzen, Germany, that will be its serial production centre of competence.
A consortium of Bombardier joint ventures in China has won a contract to upgrade the automated people mover system at Beijing Airport.
Bombardier Vado Ligure site celebrates the production of the 2000th locomotive. It has manufactured 1000 since 1994, averaging 40 per year.
The Alstom-Bombardier consoritum have won a contract with Île-de-France Mobilités for 44 four and five-car metro trains for Paris.
Bombardier is one of the event sponsors of AusRAIL PLUS 2019 the biggest rail show in Australia, which takes place in Sydney 3–5 December.
The first test tram on the Trafford Park Line, the new extension to the Metrolink network in Manchester, took place overnight Sunday.
Bombardier is celebrating 25 years of its APM system running in Germany. Frankfurt Airport got the INNOVIA 100 sytem in 1994.
Matt Byrne is the new president for the UK region of Bombardier Transportation and the Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd.
The Mayor of Manchester has published his vision for rail for the city, to double passenger numbers to 200,000 by 2040 and other goals.
Brigitte Zypries has joined the supervisory board of Bombardier Transportation. She was previously a member of the supervisory board at DB.
Changzhou Metro Line 1 began passenger operations on 21 September 2019. It is the first metro line in the Chinese city, with 5 more planned.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 37 / 38 for 09–20 September 2019.
Poland’s accession to the EU in 2004 triggered mass economic investment, including in the country’s railway infrastructure and rolling stock.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 36 for 02–06 August 2019.
The first of 49 metro trains for Line 14 of the Shanghai metro has rolled off the assembly line equipped with the MITRAC propulsion system.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 34/35: all the latest rail news, including rolling stock, franchise contracts and sensor technology.
Dresden has ordered 30 FLEXITY trams from Bombardier. They will be delivered by 2023. The contract includes 24 years of maintenance.
Operating as East Midlands Railway, Abellio has taken over the East Midlands franchise, which it will run for eight years, until 2027.
First-Trenitalia are awarded the West Coast Partnership. The operator will take over services on the West Coast Main Line in December 2019.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 32: all the latest rail news, including rolling stock and signalling contracts and station technology.
Bombardier has appointed Andy DeLeone its new president for the EMEAI region, which covers Europe, the MIddle East, Africa and India.
Bombardier, as part of a consortium, has won a contract to design, build, operate and maintain two monorail lines in the Cairo region.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 30: Deutsche Bahn resumes acceptance of ICE 4 trains, purchased 17 new double-decker trains and more.
Siemens, Bombardier and Deutsche Bahn have come to an agreement regarding the ICE 4 fleet. DB will resume acceptance of the fleet right away.
The high-speed line between León and Valladolid, Spain, now has fully operational ERTMS Level 2 signalling from an Alstom-led consortium.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 28: Alstom supplies final 'Jazz' train, traction systems for 222 metro cars and delivers training.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 27: Vivarail wins Environment Award, Switzerland invests 1 billion in its rail infrastructure and more.
Hamburg has ordered an additional 32 DT5 metro trains from the Alstom-Bombardier consortium. They will enter service from January 2021.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 26: A look at UNIFE's most recent Vision Paper, Bombardier NINA trains undergo modernisation and more
Swiss operator BLS has completed the modernisation of its entire fleet of 36 Bombardier RABe 525 NINA electric multiple units.
Bombardier has won a contract to operate and maintain the San Francisco APM, which serves the city's airport, for a period of ten years.
Bombardier-EDI Downer JV deliver last of the B-series electric multiple units for Transperth. The contract began in 2004.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 25: Bombardier announces new car assembly site in California, HS2 gives a talk at Rail Live and more.
Bombardier Transportation's ZEFIRO Express train for the Swedish market has won the German Brandenburg Design Award 2019.
Brussels Transportation Company has bought 30 additional Bombardier FLEXITY trams. The order is part of a framework contract from April 2018.
Bombardier is opening an assembly site in California to move production of its Fleet of the Future rail cars for BART to the west coast.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 24: the CEE & Poland Co-Building the Belt & Road conference, rolling stock contracts and more.
Bombardier unveiled its latest MITRAC solutions at UITP in Stockholm. It consists of MITRAC Power, MITRAC Pulse and MITRAC Control.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 23: Alstom, Bombardier/Hitachi and Siemens mobility release their proposed train designs for HS2.
Bombardier has chosen the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm to unveil COMPAS, its light rail vehicle safety system.
Israel Railways buys a further 74 Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario double-decker coaches, bringing the total number in its possession to 586.
Bombardier and Hitachi have unveiled the first image of their proposed HS2 train design. They will submit their bid to HS2 Ltd today.
A Hitachi-Bombardier partnership is to design and manufacture 14 ETR1000 trains for Trenitalia, adding to the 50 the Italian TOC operates.
Bombardier will present its TRAXX MS3 locomotive platform at Transport Logistic, which is taking place in Munich 4–7 June 2019.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 22: Alstom delivers the first MP16 metro train and begins production of locomotives in Kazakhstan.
Bombardier Transportation has been named the preferred bidder for the Cairo monorail project, which comprises two new lines 96km in length.
The CRRC-Bombardier JV PBTS has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation covering production and delivery of 19 APM 300 units.
Bombardier Transportation's supervisory board has unanimously elected Professor Rüdiger Grube, formerly CEO of DB, its Chairman.
Following criticism because of lengthy delays, Crossrail Ltd has published its plans to get back on track with the Elizabeth line in London.
The Railway-News Industry Insider Week 15, with all the week's rail news, including problems with the ICE 4 and new trains for South Africa.
Siemens and Bombardier must improve the ICE 4 car bodies. Deutsche Bahn's flagship high-speed trains do not meet quality standards.
Global railway news summary: our Industry Insider week 14, with rail news from Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and the UK.
Queensland: Bombardier wins contract to upgrade and modify New Generation Rollingstock trains. The NGR trains will have better accessibility.
The Industry Insider week 12 featuring all the must-read rail news stories from 18–22 March, including the Eurotunnel shuttle refurbishment.
In order to release funds of up to 1 billion GBP, TfL has entered a deal with Rail Leasing to sell and lease back its Class 345 fleet.
Eurotunnel has awarded Bombardier a contract to refurbish 9 of its PAX shuttles as part of its 2018–2026 mid-life refurbishment programme.
Penultimate Transperth B-series train embarks on 4,000km journey from Queensland to Western Australia, ready to enter service in Perth.
Bombardier sells UK rolling stock electrical component and systems business to Motherson Rolling Stock Systems GB Ltd for 10.87 million GBP.
Bombardier and Akiem have unveiled their TRAXX DC3 locomotive for the Polish market. Akiem placed its order with Bombardier in November 2018.
Authorities authorise Bombardier's TRAXX DC3 Italy locomotive for operation on the country's rail network – a major milestone for Bombardier in Italy.
President of Bombardier Transportation, Laurent Troger, steps down with immediate effect. Danny Di Perna is awarded the position.
Bombardier appoints Wendy McMillan its new Head of Australia & South East Asia. She is also to become Managing Director Bombardier Transportation Australia.
Pro France has awarded Bombardier Transportation the Guaranteed French Origin label for two of its trains. They are the Francilien and the Bombardier OMNEO (Reg...
The New Jersey Transit Corporation and Bombardier have signed a contract for 113 multilevel III passenger cars. This contract is worth 669 million US dollars (5...
The last major stretch of Delhi's Metro Line 7 has opened, an event Bombardier and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) celebrated on 31 December 2018. T...
Bombardier is to supply 20 electric TRAXX 3 locomotives to European rolling stock leasing company Railpool. The contract also includes options for up to 20 furt...
The Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (AVG), which operates rail services in Karlsruhe, has ordered an additional 20 Bombardier FLEXITY trams for the city. This orde...
Bombardier's joint venture BST has won a new contract to supply high-speed trains for China. It is the second contract this joint venture has won in 2018. Awar...
The German city of Hamburg will receive 13 additional DT5 metro trains from Alstom and Bombardier. These metro trains will run on Hamburg's underground network,...
Bombardier's battery electric train, the TALENT 3, has received the Berlin Brandenburg innovation award. The battery electric multiple unit, which received the ...
Hitachi and Bombardier have announced their plans to establish a Global High Speed Rail Learning Programme. The transport and engineering companies presented th...
Bombardier contracted to deliver 19 OMNEO Premium trains to serve the intercity lines of the Hauts-de-France region. The client is SNCF. These OMENO trains are ...
The first OEBB Cityjet TALENT 3 train by Bombardier arrived in Austria on 15 November. This is a piece of railway history, says OEBB (Austrian Federal Railways...
The Bombardier TWINDEXX Swiss Express double decker trains have been granted their operating licence by the Swiss Federal Transport Office (BAV). The licence fo...
Rail vehicle leasing company Akiem, a subsidiary of SNCF Logistics, has signed two contracts with Bombardier for the supply of 33 TRAXX locomotives, types AC3 (...
On 25 October 2018 Bombardier Transportation Delivered its 40th TRAXX MS2 (multi-system 2) locomotive to its customer Metrans. This milestone was honoured with ...
In July 2018 Bombardier Transportation announced it had signed a 20-year maintenance contract with an undisclosed partner in southeast Asia. Today Bombardier h...
Bombardier has announced it is participating in the Persontrafik exhibition. It is proud to present its energy-saving MITRAC TC1500 propulsion solution and its ...
Bombardier's joint venture in China, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd (BST), has signed a contract with China Railway Corporation (CRC) to supply ...
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