Siemens and Bombardier to Deliver 121 Double-deck Intermediate Coaches to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
The consortium, Siemens Transportation Systems and Bombardier Transportation has received an order from the Swiss Federal Railways (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB) for the supply of 121 low-floor intermediate double-deck coaches, of which 113 will be delivered to the SBB and 8 to the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn (SZU). The contract is valued at approximately 189 million euros ($277 million US), with a foreseeable option of 40 additional coaches. Siemens' share amounts to up to 122 million euros ($179 million US) and Bombardier's share amounts to up to 67 million euros ($98 million US) Deliveries are scheduled between mid October 2010 and March 2016.
The carbody will be manufactured by Siemens in Vienna, Austria while Bombardier's site in Villeneuve (VD) will be responsible for the final assembly and commissioning, which will be carried out with support from the Bombardier site in Zurich-Oerlikon.
The double-deck coaches have been designed to meet the challenging requirements of offering maximum capacity and optimized arrangements for the handicapped, while maintaining the highest level of passenger comfort for commuter and regional traffic. Easy access is made possible by the low-floor entries, while the vestibules and corridors are designed to optimize passenger flow. The coaches are also equipped with the latest handicapped toilets.
Additional features include a cantilever seating system (unattached to the floor) that creates both additional floor-space for increased comfort and safety and also facilitates cleaning and maintenance. The coaches will feature state-of-the-art air-conditioning and a modern passenger information system.
"We are proud to be a part of the team that will deliver these new double-deck coaches to SBB", said Alfred Ruckstuhl, Chief Country Representative for Bombardier Transportation Switzerland. "We are happy that our site, Villeneuve, will benefit from the workload that this order will bring", he added.
"We are pleased to have won another order for rolling stock from the SBB. The double-deck coaches are equipped with the most modern technology and will enhance the quality and increase the capacity for the S-Bahn Zurich", said Siegfried Gerlach, CEO Siemens Switzerland.
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About Bombardier Transportation in Switzerland
Bombardier Transportation employs around 750 staff in Switzerland, mainly located in the sites of Zurich, Villeneuve and Winterthur. The Swiss management board is based at the site of Zurich, which also hosts the sales, engineering and services of trams, trains and locomotives for the Swiss market and offers a broad product, services and maintenance portfolio for operators.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2008, were $17.5 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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