Bombardier Wins Rail Operations and Maintenance Contract in Florida
Award confirms Bombardier's leadership position as a rail services
BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 -- 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 Metropolitaine de Transport in Montreal, GO Transit
in Toronto, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority,
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 Montreal, 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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