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Bombardier Grows its Rail Control Expertise in the CIS and Region

July 9, 2014 Berlin Transportation,  Press Release

  • Bombardier Transportation is the leading rail signalling supplier across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Baltic States and Mongolia

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is growing its presence as the leading rail control solution supplier for the so-called 1520 market, the second most widely used railway gauge worldwide. With 18 years of experience in delivering technology for this sector, Bombardier’s solutions are in operation or delivery across the CIS, Baltic States and Mongolia.

A well-established signalling partner in Russia, the Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd engineering joint venture with RZD has been the market leader for computer-based interlocking (CBI) systems since 1996. The BOMBARDIER EBI Lock CBI system is in operation at over 220 stations in Russia, the CIS and Baltic countries, controlling more than 5,300 points and over 1,100 km of line. Bombardier is also partner in a manufacturing joint venture in Moscow and owns a stake in the RZD subsidiary, Elteza.

The BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 200 solution was chosen as the first modern signalling system to be delivered in the CIS (outside of Russia). Operation started in 2012 in Uzbekistan on the Tashguzar to Kumkurgan line. In the same year, the solution was commissioned in the Ukraine between Krasnograd and Lozovaya and work started for Turkmenistan’s Serhetyaka to Buzkhun and Chilmamet to Buzkhun lines. Other projects underway include the major upgrade in Azerbaijan for a section of the Kars to Baku transport corridor and two projects in Latvia (Bolderaja to Zasulauks and Riga Harbour). In 2013, Bombardier entered the rail signalling market in Mongolia commissioning the first EBI Lock CBI, in the Gobi Desert.

Most recently, the first radio-based train control (RBTC) mainline system in the CIS started operation on the Uzen to Bolshak line in Kazakhstan in April 2014. Work is now ongoing to deliver the
INTERFLO 550 solution for four other projects: the Zhetygen to Korgas line, planned to start commercial operation this year, plus the Arkalik to Shubarkol, Zhezkazgan to Saksaulskaya and Beineu-Shalkar lines. Committed to expanding its local presence, Bombardier has over 200 employees based in the region and has been expanding a new engineering centre in the Ukraine since 2013.

Peter Cedervall, President, Rail Control Solutions Division, Bombardier Transportation, said: “Our growing presence in a number of countries in this region reflects our long-term commitment to our customers and partners and our ability to provide the best for purpose solution for each market. Our locally based teams have all the capabilities needed to deliver projects and products throughout the region and we aim to grow our presence even further.”

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 Indices. 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.

Notes to Editors

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

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