Bombardier Selected Preferred Bidder for Queensland New Generation Rollingstock Project

Bombardier Selected Preferred Bidder for Queensland New Generation Rollingstock 
BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/13 -- Bombardier
Transportation is a member of the consortium that has been nominated
as preferred tenderer by the Department of Transport and Main Roads
of the Queensland Government in Australia to finalise the terms of a
contract for the delivery of 75 new six-car trains, maintenance
services for a period of around 30 years and construction of a
purpose-built maintenance centre. 
The consortium comprises four equity partners, Bombardier
Transportation Australia, John Laing, ITOCHU Corporation and Uberior
The Department of Transport and Main Roads will deliver the project,
known as the New Generation Rollingstock project, in partnership with
Projects Queensland. Queensland Rail will provide technical expertise
to integrate the new trains with the existing network. 
The project will be financed by the private sector using an
availability payment public-private partnership finance option, with
the same model used successfully for Australia's Gold Coast Rapid
The contract is expected to be awarded in December 2013. Testing of
the first completed train is expected to commence approximately two
years from contract award. 
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