Friday, July 23, 2010

Bombardier pockets new orders in Poland, India

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Bombardier Transportation announced in Berlin Friday that along with consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe it has won an order from the Krakow, Poland, for 14 low-floor FLEXITY Classic trams valued at $76 million. Bombardier’s share is worth approximately $50 million. Bombardier will build the trams at its plant in Bautzen, Germany.

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Bombardier also announced an order for 40 metro cars worth about $55 million from India's Delhi Metro Rail Corp. Ltd. The deal adds to last month’s $101 million order by Delhi Metro for 74 cars. Once the order is filled in 2011, Delhi Metro will be operating a fleet of 538 of Bombardier’s MOVIA metro cars.

Bombardier signed its first contract with Delhi Metro in July 2007 and opened a manufacturing plant in Savli, Gujarat, in November 2008. Once an expansion of the Delhi Metro is complete, the system will carry 2.5 million passengers a day and cover 165 kilometers in the city of 16 million inhabitants.