BREAKING: Alstom Completes Acquisition of Bombardier Transpo...
On 29 January 2021 Alstom has completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation with a combined order backlog of 71.1 billion euros.
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On 29 January 2021 Alstom has completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation with a combined order backlog of 71.1 billion euros.
Bombardier Transportation says it will increase its production capacity and hire up to 180 new employees at its facility in Bruges, Belgium.
Bombardier Transportation's joint venture in China, BST, has won a contract to provide maintenance services for 280 high-speed train cars.
Bombardier will overhaul 143 first-generation double-decker TWINDEXX coaches for Israel Railways, including modernising the doors.
Bombardier has signed a contract with SNCF for three additional OMNEO Regio 2N trains for the Île-de-France region (Paris).
Bombardier will supply 33 OMNEO Regio 2N double-decker trains to SNCF for the Hauts-de-France region. Delivery will begin in 2024.
Bombardier will maintain the rail vehicle fleet and wayside track and overhead line assets for a Toronto light rail project for 30 years.
TransLink has ordered 205 rail cars – 41 five-car metro trains – for Vancouver's SkyTrain from manufacturer Bombardier Transportation.
Bombardier has completed the first ZEFIRO Express for Västtrafik. The high-speed train will now undergo testing and commissioning.
Berlin will get up to 117 new FLEXITY trams after Bombardier and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) signed a framework agreement worth €571m.
Bombardier has revealed its first body shell for its FLEXITY trams for Dresden, which have undergone testing and have been accepted by DVB.
Zurich will get a further 40 FLEXITY trams as VBZ has signed a contract with Bombardier based on an option in the original 2017 contract.
Bombardier has won a contract to modernise the 430 and 423 fleets for S-Bahn Stuttgart, which is operated by DB Regio.
Bombardier has handed over its 200th TRAXX locomotive to Railpool, which has ordered a total of 232 units since 2009, 10% of the global total.
Alstom and Bombardier have announced the expected closing date for Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.
Bombardier's TRAXX Africa locomotives, operated by Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa, have completed 10 million kilometres in service.
Bombardier has announced it is opening an engineering academy in Cairo, Egypt, to train engineers for its monorail project in the capital.
Bombardier's BST joint venture in China has won a contract to supply 14 CR300AF high-speed electric multiple units. Delivery by January 2021.
Bombardier has launched a new digital subscription-based predictive maintenance service for railway assets called EBI Sense.
Bombardier's bogie competence centre in Siegen, Germany has overhauled 10,000 bogies for more than 70 customers since opening in 2003.
Bombardier has delivered its 800th MOVIA metro car for the Delhi Metro. The remaining 16 units will be delivered by the end of 2020.
Bombardier has signed a 3-year contract extension with CrossCountry for maintenance and servicing of its Voyager and Super Voyager fleets.
Bombardier is divesting one of its assets in Huehuetoca, Mexico: it is selling the activities of EWIS to Motherson Rolling Stocks (MRS).
Bombardier has announced it is opening a Global Innovation Centre to develop energy-efficient propulsion systems for transport in Sweden.
Bombardier has delivered the first INNOVIA monorail 300 vehicle which will enter service in Bangkok from 2022.
Bombardier has delivered the first of 40 M33 FLEXITY trams to Gothenburg, with all 40 due to be delivered by the end of 2022.
Bombardier has delivered the first of 47 FLEXITY trams to the city of Duisburg. They will have its image-based driver assist system ODAS.
Bombardier has delivered the first of 3 TRAXX MS locomotives to Poland-based ROSCO Cargounit. It will deliver the other 2 later this month.
Bombardier Transportation has appointed Makgola Makololo as the new managing director for South Africa, replacing Aubrey Lekwane.
Bombardier has completed the final assembly and fit-out of the first of 108 INNOVIA Metro 300 vehicles for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hitachi Rail and Bombardier have signed a contract with Trenitalia to design and build 23 Frecciarossa 1000 very high-speed trains.
Bombardier has delivered the first two FLEXITY trams from its manufacturing site in Vienna to its customer in Karlsruhe. AVG ordered 20 units.
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom, following Alstom's commitments.
Bombardier has signed a contract with the NCTD (California) for 11 BiLevel coaches and cab cars for the Coaster service.
Alstom plans to submit commitments to the Commission in anticipation of its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation early next year.
Bombardier has won a 4-year maintenance contract with Vy Tåg for its Night Train fleet when it takes over the franchise in December.
Bombardier has won a contract in India to supply 67 3-car MOVIA metro trains for the Agra and Kanpur metros, along with signalling equipment.
Bombardier has delivered the first MOVIA C30 metro trains to Stockholm, Sweden, following their homologation in June 2019.
Bombardier has received an order from SNCF on behalf of Normandy to supply an additional 27 OMNEO Premium double-decker EMUs.
The first automated people mover (APM) for Bangkok's Gold Line arrives in Thailand. It was manufactured by a Bombardier JV in China.
The first Bombardier Aventra Class 701 for South Western Railway (SWR) has been delivered from Derby. The total order is for 90 trains.
Bombardier Transportation has signed an agreement with QUEST Global extending their collaborative efforts that began in 2017.
Bombardier has signed two contracts for the delivery of 28 BiLevel rail cars in a procurement overseen by Sound Transit, Seattle.
Bombardier has delivered its 200th Flexity tram to Berlin and will delivery another 31. Berlin has the world's third-largest tram network.
Bombardier Transportation's Flexity trams for Dusseldorf have received authorisation. In total Bombardier is delivering 59 high-floor units.
Alstom has given an update on its plans to acquire Bombardier Transportation in its 2019/20 full year results.
Bombardier Transportation will supply 210 commuter and intracity train cars (40 trains) for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.
Bombardier has signed a six-year integrated logistics services contract with Trenitalia for its ETR500 Frecciarossa fleet.
Coronavirus: After suspending non-essential works at its manufacturing sites across Canada on 24 March, Bombardier is resuming operations.
An easing of restrictions imposed by the Spanish government in response to coronavirus has allowed manufacturing to resume in the country.
Bombardier Transportation has resumed activities at its UK sites in Derby, Ilford and Crewe as well as at its Beglian site in Bruges.
Bombardier has signed a 10-year operations and maintenance contract with Fraport AG for Frankfurt Airport's INNOVIA APM 100.
SNCF has ordered an additional 19 Bombardier Regio 2N double-decker electric multiple units for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Bombardier's Class 710 AVENTRA electric multiple units for London Overground enter service on the Lea Valley Lines into Liverpool Street.
Following rumours, Alstom and Bombardier have now announced they have signed an MoU for Alstom's acqusition of Bombardier Transportation.
Deutsche Bahn is halting the acceptance of the remaining 25 IC2 trains from its order with Bombardier following grave operating problems.
Bombardier's subway cars in New York City have been returned to passenger service following two isolated incidents with the door mechanisms.
The final New Generation Rollingstock train manufactured by Bombardier has entered service in Queensland 2 years after the first.
The Bombardier joint venture BST has won a maintenance contract for 656 high-speed train cars in China, to be completed by the end of 2020.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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