Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bombardier signs maintenance contract with Germany’s LNVG

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Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday it has received a maintenance contract from the Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH (LNVG) in Lower Saxony, Germany, for two Bombardier TRAXX locomotives and 34 double-deck intermediate and driving coaches. This order is worth roughly $26 million and will run until 2022.


Bombardier also said the duration of existing maintenance contracts between the two parties has been standardized. The contracts will run until 2022, increasing the value of these contracts by approximately $57million.

The LNVG fleet to be maintained by Bombardier will consistof 40 TRAXX locomotives and 220 double-deck intermediate and driving coaches.The fleet covers numerous routes throughout Lower Saxony.

"Bombardier Transportation has done a great job and itshigh levels of availability and reliability have contributed to passenger satisfaction. Passenger numbers have, as a result, also increased substantially. Our follow-up order is due to this excellent partnership," said Hans-JoachimMenn, spokesperson for LNVG management.

Said Bombardier Transportation Services Division President Lauent Troger, "This is a great achievement for us. With this order, LNVG is once again showing their trust in Bombardier as a quality manufacturer and service provider."

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