Bombardier receives $31 million order for Israeli railway
Bombardier Transportation has received a 47 million Canadian dollar ($30.1 million) order from the Ports and Railways Authority-Israel Railways to deliver another six four-car double-deck trains, each consisting of one power car and three trailer cars.
The current order, which is a follow-on order to a contract signed in August 1999, brings to 23 the number of double-deck trains ordered by the Israel Railways. To date, fourteen of these trains have been delivered to the customer.
The air-conditioned trains, which are scheduled to be delivered between May and July 2004, will be put in service in the Tel Aviv area as part of the project Railway 2000. The new trains will be manufactured and assembled at Bombardier Transportation’s site in Görlitz, Germany. In Israel, Bombardier is cooperating closely with local subcontractors.
Bombardier Transportation is active in rail equipment manufacturing and the servicing industry. Its range of products includes passenger rail cars and complete rail transportation systems. It also manufactures locomotives, freight cars, propulsion and controls and provides rail control systems.
Bombardier Incorporated is a manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise.
Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the corporation has a workforce of some 80,000 people in 24 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ending January 2002 stood at CND 21.6 billion. —(menareport.com)
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