Friday, May 14, 2010

Bombardier lands ERTMS contract in Poland

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Bombardier Transportation capped a busy corporate news week Friday by announcing a contract to implement European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 technology in Poland. The company says the deal with Polish State Railway (Polskie Linie Kolejowe, or PKP) is the first installation of ERTMS Level 2 technology in Poland, and is valued at $17 million.

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Bombardier will oversee the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of its INTERFLOR 450 ERTMS Level 2 onboard and wayside signaling system to be installed on the section of the E30 main line between Legnica, Wegliniec, and Bielawa Dolna. The project is part of the modernization program of the pan-European transport corridors which will ensure interoperability on railway lines in Poland.

The system will be developed and delivered by Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions sites in Sweden and Poland, and is scheduled to go into operation in April 2012.

Anders Lindberg, president, Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions, said, “As pioneers of ERTMS technology, we are extremely pleased to win this significant order which strengthens Bombardier’s market lead in ERTMS and brings ETCS Level 2 technology to Poland, extending the network across Europe.”