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Bombardier Wins Further Signalling Contract in the Baltics

January 25, 2013 Riga Transportation,  Press Release


  • BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 200 rail control solution to be supplied for a section of the Bolderaja – Zasulauks line in Latvia
  • Order confirms Bombardier’s position as a leading supplier of signalling technology in the region

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, leading a consortium with Belam Riga, has won a contract for the construction and upgrade of the signalling and associated infrastructure systems in the Bolderaja region of Latvia. Bombardier will deliver its INTERFLO 200 solution to Latvian Railways (LDz) on a section of the Bolderaja – Zasulauks line, which connects the capital city Riga with the Boldoraja and Riga harbour area. The total contract is valued at approximately 9.5 million LVL (13.6 million euro, $ 18.2 million US), with Bombardier’s share valued at approximately 3.7 million LVL (5.3 million euro, $ 7.1 million US).

In addition to the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the INTERFLO 200 mainline solution, Bombardier will supply its BOMBARDIER EBI Lock 950 R4 computer-based interlocking (CBI), EBI Screen 2000 centralized traffic control (CTC), and EBI Gate 2000 level crossing systems. Delivery is scheduled to be completed within 33 months. Bombardier is the largest provider of CBI and CTC systems to the Latvian rail industry, which it entered in 1998. Its state-of-the-art technology controls and monitors more than 800 points, 1,600 signals, 1,700 track circuits, and 120 level crossing systems.

Peter Cedervall, President Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, said: “We have delivered INTERFLO 200 solutions all around the world, including in Latvia. Our reputation in the market as a responsive partner and our competitive price has secured this project, and reflects the trust the customer has in our solutions and the strong relationship we have built in this market.”

INTERFLO 200 signalling solutions are typically used for busy, mainline networks, where headways are reduced and higher safety levels are required. They can be complemented with a national automatic train protection (ATP) system and can later be upgraded to European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) operation. INTERFLO 200 solutions operate around the world, for example in Brazil, Russia, Thailand and across Europe.

The future success of urban centres rests on re-defining the way people move within and between these expanding social and economic hubs. Bombardier’s portfolio of rail control solutions reduces the constraints of current networks. It covers the whole range of BOMBARDIER CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic, as well as communications-based systems. It also provides INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional to ERTMS Level 2 systems. Bombardier also provides a complete palette of wayside and onboard signalling products.

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, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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

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