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.

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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."