The consortium comprising Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport has received a firm order from the French National Railways (SNCF) for 51 TER 2N NG electrical multiple unit trainsets or 165 car-units. Bombardier will build 63 of the car-units, as well as all of the 165 power bogies. This entire order is valued at 322 million euros ($ 419 million US), of which Bombardier Transportation’s share is about 82 million euros ($ 106 million US). Deliveries are scheduled to take place from September 2008 to March 2010.
This contract, which comes as an option to a contract signed in September 2000, brings the total SNCF order to 203 TER 2N NG trainsets as part of the modernisation program of their regional express train fleet. These new units will run in the regions of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Côte d’Azur and Picardy. The TER 2N NG, built in the Bombardier Transportation Crespin factory in the Valenciennes region, is a double deck electrical regional express train which can run at a maximum speed of 160km/h.
Bombardier Transportation in France operates primarily at its Crespin factory in the Valenciennes region, employs 1,600 people and is the leading French manufacturing site in the railway industry. Bombardier Transportation has been involved in all TGV French high-speed rail programs. The group manufactures a wide range of rolling stock for public transport. Among these products are the MF2000 vehicles for the Paris metro, the Marseille, Nantes and Saint-Etienne tramways. Bombardier is a major player in regional transportation with its TER 2N NG railcars and the AGC (Autorail Grande Capacité/high-capacity rail liner) which 21 French regions have ordered to date. Bombardier also develops and builds commuter trains to be used on the Ile-de-France suburban network. Bombardier Transportation is recognized as a global partner of the transport authorities in France.
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2006 were $14.7 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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