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Bombardier Wins Contract to Upgrade Second Section of Mediterranean Corridor

May 8, 2014 Madrid Transportation,  Press Release

  • BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 200 solution chosen for latest rail control upgrade in Spain
  • Second part of ADIF’s dual gauge project awarded to Bombardier-led consortium

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, as the lead in a consortium with Thales, has won the second contract to be awarded by Spain’s Administrator of Railway Infrastructure, ADIF, for the upgrade of the Mediterranean Corridor. The Bombardier INTERFLO 200 mainline solution will be delivered for the Almussafes-Valencia-Castellón de la Plana section on the east coast of Spain. The total contract is valued at approximately 44 million euro ($61 million US), with Bombardier’s share valued at approximately 27 million euro ($38 million US).

This project is the second phase of the total investment in the Mediterranean Corridor planned by ADIF. The first was awarded to a Bombardier-Dimetronic consortium in July 2013 for the Castellbisbal-Tarragona section. The Mediterranean Corridor is being upgraded over three years to improve connections between the Spanish harbours and European freight routes; the adoption of a dual gauge solution will increase access for international traffic.

Bombardier will deliver the latest BOMBARDIER EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) technology to upgrade eight and install seven new systems as well as provide advanced EBI Track train detection, communications and hot box detector systems. Delivery is planned in 15 months and the contract includes 24 months of maintenance.

INTERFLO 200 solutions are ideal for busy mainlines where headways are reduced and higher safety levels are required. It can be complemented with national automatic train protection (ATP) technology and upgraded to European Rail Traffic Management system (ERTMS) operation. Installed extensively across Europe as well as in Brazil, Russia and Thailand, INTERFLO 200 was recently chosen for the major re-signalling project in Durban, South Africa.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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BOMBARDIER, INTERFLO, EBI and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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