Bombardier Wins Order From The State Railway Of Thailand For Computer-Based Interlocking Systems

Bombardier Transportation has received a $70-million US order from the State Railway of Thailand to supply and install a INTERFLO* solution, consisting of EBI* Lock 950 computer-based interlocking systems, wayside equipment and associated communication systems on all four new routes into and out of Bangkok. The four mainline routes are the Northern, North Eastern, Southern and Eastern and cover, in three projects, a total of 174 kilometres of double and triple track and 33 stations.

Javier Rión, President of Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation said: "One of Bombardier's main signalling engineering and product development centres is located in Bangkok, where some 80 highly trained engineers work in close cooperation with our other engineering teams around the world to provide the highest quality and most updated signalling products." He added: "This new order reflects the international market's confidence in our systems and reinforces our position in Thailand."

Bombardier's EBI Lock has been a leading computer-based interlocking technology in the market since 1978 when it was first installed in Sweden. Still in operation today, 25 years later, this system meets the highest reliability, safety and efficiency - levels. The latest generation has a modular design, offering high flexibility and adaptability to different operational principles. With around 400 units installed in 21 countries worldwide, it meets the broad range of requirements and exceeds quality and reliability standards of about 30 customers globally. All in all Bombardier's computer-based interlockings are installed in 25 countries around the world, from the Baltic region to Scandinavia, Central Europe and Asia.

Bombardier Transportation's Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range of mass transit solutions through CITYFLO* from manual to fully automatic systems, as well as communication-based systems, and INTERFLO mainline solutions from conventional systems to ERTMS level 2 systems. Our solutions embrace a complete palette of wayside and onboard products.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2004, were $15.4 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

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