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Israel Railways orders double-deck coaches

27 Sep 2012

ISRAEL: Israel Railways has awarded Bombardier Transportation a firm order to supply a further 72 double-deck coaches between March 2014 and February 2015.

The €122m contract announced on September 26 was placed within a framework agreement signed in October 2010. ISR has now ordered a total of 222 vehicles under the framework, doubling the size of its double-deck fleet within three years.

The coaches are assembled and tested at Bombardier's Görlitz plant in Germany, with final completion in Israel by Dimona-based Matar.