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Release date- 20022014 - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a contract with Transport for
The contract is valued at approximately
Bombardier will deliver 65 nine-car trains and construct a new purpose-built depot at Old Oak Common. The deal also includes maintenance provision for the fleet of trains. The programme is scheduled to commence on
The new trains will be built at Bombardier's Derby site and will support 840 UK manufacturing jobs including 80 apprenticeships. In addition, the project will create around 260 jobs for the construction of the new depot and approximately 80 jobs for the ongoing maintenance of the trains.
The state-of-the-art BOMBARDIER AVENTRA trains for Crossrail will be over 200 m in length and will be able to carry up to 1,500 passengers. Key features of the new high-capacity trains include air-conditioning and interconnecting walk-through carriages. On-train passenger information systems will deliver real-time travel information to allow passengers to plan their onward journeys.
The AVENTRA trains have been designed with an emphasis on energy-efficiency and the use of intelligent on-train energy management systems. The trains will also incorporate technologically advanced systems for condition-based maintenance including the award-winning BOMBARDIER ORBITA predictive maintenance capability and Automated Vehicle Inspection System.
Bombardier will support the maintenance of the new fleet, based on its strong track record of supporting train operators throughout the
In addition to the company's performance in delivering new trains for
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Transport for
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
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
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