All around the world, the mega-cities are growing. For example, London today counts over eight million inhabitants. In 20 years, it is expected to be ten million. Providing inhabitants of major cities with attractive and sustainable mobility is a key task for the future. To this end, London is increasing its focus on public transport and continuing to upgrade, expand and modernise its rail transit network. Bombardier Transportation is a partner in this endeavour, providing customised solutions and innovative rail technologies. This will help to safeguard prosperity and employment both within London and the wider UK.
From 2009 until 2018, Bombardier Transportation delivers ca. 2,800 rail cars for London’s rail systems:
Products - Areas of use
AVENTRA electric multiple unit - Crossrail from 2017, London Overground (LOtrain project and further routes from 2017)
ELECTROSTAR electric multiple unit - London Overground, Govia Thameslink Railway, Southern
MOVIA metro - London Underground, on five underground lines
FLEXITY LRV & tram - Dockland Rail and Croydon Tramlink
INNOVIA people mover - London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports
Plus points for commuters
London is further expanding its rail networks with new routes. In many cases, they will be linked with existing old lines to create an optimised network. This will provide improved connections for hundreds of thousands of commuters.
Next generation of trains
New trains on all routes: high tech for more travel comfort and communication, high security and reliability, more capacity thanks to frequent services and better internal design, high energy efficiency, low maintenance costs.
Clear economic benefits
The new trains are built at Bombardier in Derby: top quality made in Britain. The same is true for the maintenance of rail vehicles at the Bombardier sites. This will safeguard hundreds of highly skilled jobs for many years to come.