- Award confirms Bombardier’s leadership position as a rail services provider
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a contract with the State of Florida Department of Transportation to provide operations and maintenance services for the Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit project (also known as SunRail). The contract is valued at approximately $195 million US ($199 million CAD, 149 million euro), and includes mobilization activities followed by 10 years of service.
Bombardier’s scope of work for the SunRail commuter rail service will include operations, dispatching, fleet maintenance, track maintenance, customer service, station platform and facility maintenance, and material supply. The Bombardier team will mobilize for service over the coming months and assume its operations and maintenance responsibilities in the spring of 2014.
The fleet for the SunRail service will include 20 BOMBARDIER BiLevel commuter rail cars that Bombardier will begin delivering this spring. Over 1,000 Bombardier BiLevel cars are already in operation across the United States and Canada.
“We are proud to be part of this very important expansion of public transit in Central Florida, which will increase people’s mobility, provide a regional transportation alternative to Central Florida’s congested roads, and benefit the regional economy,” said Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation North America. “This new agreement confirms Bombardier’s leadership position as a provider of passenger rail equipment and services in North America and worldwide. Our strong services portfolio complements our innovative products and technologies, allowing us to form a true partnership with our customers throughout the entire product life cycle and to ensure the highest levels of safety, customer service, on-time performance, fleet availability and reliability.”
Bombardier has a long-standing track record of providing operations and maintenance services to transit systems across North America including Agence Métropolitaine de Transport in Montréal, GO Transit in Toronto, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, New Jersey Transit, North County Transit District in California, OC Transpo in Ottawa, the South Florida Regional Transit Authority, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, and, beginning in June, the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service. Bombardier also supports transit systems with overhaul and refurbishment programs and material and technology solutions.
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.
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, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion USD. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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