Double-deck coaches will boost public transport offer in Israel
Bombardier Transportation and Israel Railways (ISR) have signed a framework agreement for the delivery of double-deck coaches, which includes a firm order for 78 coaches. Optional batches are foreseen. The order value of this firm order amounts to 132 million euro ($185 million US).
The vehicles will be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s Görlitz facility in Germany and in Israel.
Jean Bergé, Vice President, Sales of Bombardier Transportation, stated: “We are delighted to have won this contract in Israel, which incorporates Bombardier’s long-standing experience with double-deck coaches. This year, we also won two major double-deck contracts in France and Switzerland - the double-deck success story continues!”
Yossi Daskal, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation in Israel, added: “This contract demonstrates the trust that ISR has in Bombardier. We are proud to continue our successful business relationship with ISR that started in 1999 and to contribute to reliable public transport offering in Israel.”
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Photo: Double-deck coaches for Israel Railways
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