Bombardier Transportation announced today that it received an order from Metrorex in Romania to supply 20 6-car MOVIA metro trains for the Bucharest Metro. Valued approximately at $144 million US (110 million Euros), the contract calls for the design, manufacture and delivery of the new cars. The new cars will operate on lines 1 and 3 of the Bucharest Metro. First deliveries are expected in 2006.
The production of bogies will take place at Bombardier’s Siegen plant in Germany and the flat pack carbodies will be produced in Bombardier’s Görlitz plant in Germany. The IGBT propulsion will be manufactured in Bombardier’s Vasteras plant in Sweden, and the Project management will be done out of Sweden as well. Final assembly of the cars, however, will be completed in Craiova, Romania by our local partner Electroputere.
“This new order for our MOVIA metro cars confirms Bombardier’s commitment to Bucharest and the country of Romania,” said Olof Persson, President, Mainline and Metros, Bombardier Transportation. “Our MOVIA metro trains currently running in Bucharest have proven to our customer that the product is reliable and safe. Passengers also appreciate the comfort of these cars,” added Persson.
Previous orders for the Bucharest metro include an order for the delivery of 108 MOVIA metro cars as well as signalling systems for Line 2 , valued at approximately $144 million US (110 million Euros), awarded on June 3, 1999, as well as traffic control and interlocking systems valued at approximately $14 million US (10.8 million Euros), awarded on January 17, 2003.
“The new MOVIA metro cars awarded by Metrorex are another addition to the successful cars running currently in Bucharest,” stated Marius Lapadat, General Director of Metrorex. “Residents and visitors to our capital are impressed with these new state-of-the-art trains. The MOVIA metro provides a modern feel to Bucharest which is important for our economic future. We have good relations with Bombardier and look forward to many more years of working together.”
The funding for this new order is shared by the customer Metrorex and the EIB (European Investment Bank). Each is contributing 50% of the entire sum.
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Hélène V. Gagnon
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