Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Bombardier group. Bombardier Transportation is the world’s largest company in the rail equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. Its headquarters is in Berlin.

Their wide range of products includes passenger rail vehicles, locomotives, bogies, propulsion, and controls. They also provide rail control solutions and build total transit systems.

Bombardier Transportation has production facilities or product development in:
* North America: Canada (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Kingston, Ontario), United States, Mexico
* Europe: Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, Romania, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic
* Asia: China, India, Thailand
* South America: Brazil
* Australia

André Navarri is the current President of Bombardier Transportation. In January 2008 the company had 31,500 employees, 23,800 of them in Europe.


Bombardier Transportation was founded in 1974 and started manufacturing rolling stock with a contract from the STCUM (Montreal transport authority) to build metro trains for the Montréal Métro.

The original core of the Transportation group was formed with the purchase of Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1975. With that purchase Bombardier acquired MLW's LRC design. The group also purchased Hawker Siddeley Canada. MLW was later sold to General Electric in 1988.

Bombardier produced the LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) tilting train in the 1980s.

In the late 1980s and 1990s, Bombardier Transportation enlarged its scope mainly in Europe with the acquisitions of BN Constructions Ferroviaires et Métalliques (with its principal site in Bruges, Belgium) 1988, ANF-Industries (with its principal site in Crespin, France) 1989, Procor Engineering Ltd. (with its principal site in Derby, UK) 1990, Waggonfabrik Talbot KG in Aachen, Germany 1995 and Deutsche Waggonbau AG (DWA) 1997. The latter was an entity that encompassed the major portion of the railway equipment industry of the former German Democratic Republic ("Kombinat Schienenfahrzeugbau") with its principal sites in Görlitz and Bautzen (smaller sites included e.g. Vetschau and Niesky).

With its acquisition of the German company ADtranz from DaimlerChrysler in 2001, Bombardier Transportation became by many measurements the world’s largest rail equipment manufacturer. The addition of ADtranz also made Bombardier a manufacturer of locomotives along with its existing product lines of passenger carriages, multiple-unit trains, and trams. Additionally, the acquisition of ADtranz gained Bombardier competence in the components business, most notably for (electrical) propulsion.

The Canadian mass transit unit was created from the purchase of Urban Transportation Development Corporation.


Metro rolling stock

*Advanced Rapid Transit
*Chicago Transit Authority: An order of new cars for the Chicago L is in development for a 2008 launch.
*Docklands Light Railway rolling stock
*Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: "#3 Red Line" cars (01800 series)
*Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York): R62A, R110B and R142 cars for the New York City Subway
*"Movia" metro trains customised to the needs of a wide range of cities
*Société de transport de Montréal: MR73 Montreal Metro cars
*Toronto Transit Commission: RT75-T1 subway cars
*Modified H-6 for Ankara Metro


*Flexity Family
**Flexity Outlook "Eurotram" and "Cityrunner"
**Flexity Classic
**Flexity Swift
**Flexity Link (tram-train) BOCLF70
**Flexity Berlin
*Metropolitan Area Express (Portland, Oregon) (MAX) LRV in Portland, Oregon

TRAXX electric locomotive]


*LRC locomotives

Passenger carriages

*BiLevel Coach
*Double-deck Coach
*Horizon/Comet/Shoreliner coaches
*LRC carriages

Regular-speed multiple-unit trains

*AGC ("Autorail à grande capacité")
* [ CP2000] (Portuguese Railways Class 3400)
*Electrostar (electric) "(see also British Rail Classes 357, 375, 376, 377 and 378)"
*M7 class of EMU cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad
*Turbostar (diesel) "(see also British Rail Classes 168, 170, 171 and 172)"
*VLocity diesel DMU's for V/Line, in Victoria, Australia.
*Voyager (diesel) "(see also British Rail Classes 220-(Voyager) 221-(Super Voyager) 222-(Meridian/Pioneer)

High-speed trains

*Acela Express (leader of a project in which Alstom is a participant)
*InterCityExpress (participant in a Siemens-led project)
*JetTrain (experimental)
*TGV (participant in an Alstom-led project)
*Voyager, Super Voyager and Meridian & Pioneer diesel-electric multiple units

People movers

*Guided Light Transit (GLT)
* [ Monorails]
* [ Automated people movers]

Bombardier also supplies propulsion units, train-control systems, bogies, and other parts, and maintains train fleets.


Bombardier Transportation provides two major services for commuter train providers all over the world.


Bombardier Transportation has several maintenance contracts for the servicing of commuter trains. This includes fueling, storage, train washing and upkeep. One of their key clients is GO Transit.


Bombardier Transportation will be the next operator for 6 of the 7 GO Transit commuter train lines starting in June 2008.


This list is not complete; Bombardier is the largest transit system manufacturer.

* IVBAustralia:
* V/Line
* TransAdelaide
* TransPerthCanada:
* Agence métropolitaine de transport - bi-level coaches
* GO Transit - Bilevel car
* OC Transpo (O-Train pilot project)
* Société de transport de Montréal
* Toronto Transit Commission - T1 subway cars; CLRV and ALRV streetcars; SRT ICTS cars
* Vancouver SkyTrain - LRT cars
* VIA Rail - LRC locomotive and coaches
* West Coast Express - bilevel carCroatia:
* Croatian Railways - HŽFinland:
* VR Group
* HKL/HSTFrance:
* Ville de Caen
* Ville de Nancy
* Ville de Paris
* Ville de Strasbourg
* City of Saarbrücken
* Deutsche Bahn AGHong Kong:
* MTRIndia:
* Indian RailwaysItaly:
* Trenitalia (FS Class E464, FS Class E412)Malaysia:
* Keretapi Tanah Melayu BerhadMexico:
* Ciudad de MexicoPhilippines:
* Manila Light Rail TransitRomania:
* Bucharest MetroRussia:
* Russian RailwaysSri Lanka:
* Sri Lanka Government RailwaySweden:
* Storstockholms LokaltrafikSpain:
* RENFETurkey:
* Istanbul Metropolitan MunicipalityUnited Kingdom
* CrossCountry (Voyager DEMU & Turbostar DMU)
* c2c (Electrostar EMU)
* East Midlands Trains (Meridian DEMU)
* Hull Trains (Turbostar DMU and Pioneer DEMU)
* London Midland (Turbostar DMU)
* National Express East Anglia (Turbostar DMU)
* ScotRail (Turbostar DMU)
* Southern (Electrostar EMU and Turbostar DMU)
* South Eastern (Electrostar EMU)
* Virgin Trains (Super Voyager DEMU)USA:
* Altamont Commuter Express
* Amtrak (HHP-8)
* Caltrain (BiLevel Coach)
* Coaster (BiLevel Coach)
* Chicago O'Hare Airport
* Denver International Airport
* Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (C-100, CX-100)
* Los Angeles Metro
* Long Island Rail Road (M-7)
* MARC (HHP-8)
* Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
* Metro-North Railroad (M-7A)
* Metrolink (Southern California) (BiLevel Coach)
* Metro Transit (Minnesota) (Flexity Swift)
* New Jersey Transit
* New York City Transit (R62A, R110B, R142)
* Rail Runner Express (BiLevel Coach)
* Northstar Corridor (BiLevel Coach)
* Pittsburgh International Airport
* Santa Clara VTA Light-rail - variant of ALRV car used in Toronto
* SEPTA Regional Rail
* Sounder Commuter Rail (BiLevel Coach)
* Tampa International Airport (CX-100)
* The Walt Disney Company
* Tri-Rail (BiLevel Coach)
* Trinity Railway Express (BiLevel Coach)
* Utah Transit Authority FrontRunner

External links

* [ Bombardier Transportation]
* [ V/ VLocity 160 Page'] - Comprehensive information on Bombardier's VLocity 160 type diesel multiple unit train made for V/Line, the passenger rail service operator in the state of Victoria, Australia.

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