Bombardier Wins Order to Supply TALENT 2 Trains for National Express

Bombardier Wins Order to Supply TALENT 2 Trains for National Express 
- Order valued at approximately 170 million euro strengthens market
position of Bombardier electric multiple units (EMUs) in Germany 
- Passenger comfort and state-of-the-art technology boost regional
rail network 
BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 --  
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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that
it has won an order from National Express Rail GmbH, a German
subsidiary of the British National Express Group (NX), to supply 35
BOMBARDIER TALENT 2 EMUs for regional service. A consortium of
National Express and IntEgro Verkehr won the licence in a Europe-wide
tender to operate services on the lines RE 7
"Rhein-Munsterland-Express" and RB 48 "Rhein-Wupper-Bahn". The order
is valued at approximately 170 million euro ($221 million US) plus
spare parts. 
Bombardier will supply three-car and five-car TALENT 2 trains with a
comfortable interior design. The modern vehicles set a high standard
in ecological sustainability, which is proved by a certified product
declaration according to the European system EMAS (Eco Management and
Audit Scheme). Almost all the materials used can be recycled, thereby
optimising energy and resource efficiency. The aerodynamic electric
trains can reach speeds up to 160 km/h and feature many doors with
improved access for people with restricted mobility. The motor cars
include a separate driver's door. 
The air-conditioned TALENT 2 trains offer ample and comfortable
seating in the first and second class sections while multi-purpose
areas provide space for prams, wheelchairs and bicycles. Other
interior features include passenger information monitors showing
details on connecting trains, video monitoring as well as large,
disabled-friendly toilets and an extra standard toilet in the
five-car vehicles. National Express will operate the trains, equipped
with an automatic coupling at every front end, predominantly in
multiple traction. Bombardier will deliver the trains in 2015. 
Tobias Richter, Managing Director of National Express Rail GmbH in
Dusseldorf, Germany, is looking forward to the new trains. "National
Express is proud of its first order in rail transp
ortation in Germany
and of its procurement of the vehicles from Bombardier. Our top
priority is to offer our future passengers an excellent service. The
new TALENT 2 trains provide an essential foundation for this goal.
Now we are focusing on the timely start of operation of both lines
between Bonn, Cologne, Wuppertal, Hagen Hamm, Munster and Rheine in
December 2015." 
Today's passengers expect convenient and flexible travel options that
offer sustainability, easy access, comfort and punctuality. Modern
vehicles like Bombardier's TALENT 2 trains meet these requirements
and encourage more people to switch from road to rail. 
Bombardier products such as the TALENT 2 are currently the only
rolling stock in the rail industry for which continuous improvement
in environmental performance regarding both production and the
vehicles are certified externally according to EMAS. The product
properties are documented in an EPD (Environmental Product
Declaration) according to ISO 14025, validated externally in line
with EMAS and the international EPD(R) system. EPDs are public
documents summarising the ecological efficiency and environmental
impact of a product over its entire lifecycle in a way that is
transparent for customers and other stakeholders. Bombardier created
the TALENT 2 EPD according to the rules (Product Category Rules -
PCR) agreed within the Association of the European Rail Industry
UNIFE and the principles of the international EPD system (see Note to
Editors below). 
For more information about Bombardier's product responsibility
strategy, visit the company's Corporate Social Responsibility website
www.csr.bombardier.com. 
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 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. News and information are available at bombardier.com or
follow us on Twitter @Bombardier. 
Note to Editors  
For news releases, related material and photos, visit our media
centre at www.bombardier.com/en/transportation/media-centre.   
The TALENT 2 EPD is available at
http://www.bombardier.com/files/en/supporting_docs/EPD_TALENT2.pdf. 
Follow Bombardier Transportation on Twitter @BombardierRail. 
BOMBARDIER, TALENT and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its
subsidiaries. 
EPD is the trademark of a third party. 
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