All Bombardier Transportation articles

  • Pesa tram for Czestochowa

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Cargotec Corp subsidiary Navis has entered into an agreement to acquire Melbourne-based freight railway planning and scheduling optimisation software company Biarri Rail by the end of February. ‘Rail freight companies are investing in new digital initiatives in planning in order to increase efficiency and the ...

  • EMU assembly at Bombardier Transportation's Derby factory.
    Rail Business UK

    Unite seeks reassurance about future of Bombardier’s Derby factory


    UK: Trade union Unite said it was seeking reassurances about the long-term future of the Bombardier Transportation factory in Derby following Alstom’s announcement on February 17 that it had signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Bombardier Inc’s activities in the rail sector . ‘The Bombardier ...

  • Alstom has signed an MoU to acquire 100% of Bombardier Transportation from Bombardier Inc and CDPQ

    Alstom agrees to buy Bombardier Transportation


    INTERNATIONAL: The signing of a memorandum of understanding for Alstom to acquire 100% of Bombardier Transportation from Bombardier Inc and Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec was announced by the companies on February 17. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of ...

  • Alstom is discussing the possible acquisition of Bombardier Transportation

    Alstom and Bombardier Transportation confirm acquisition discussions


    INTERNATIONAL: Discussion are underway for the possible acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom SA, both companies have confirmed. The French company issued a statement on February 17 confirming that discussions were on-going but no final decision had been made. This was echoed by Bombardier Transportation, which ...

  • GWR Class 387 Electrostar
    Rail Business UK

    Supply chain to collaborate on ETCS deployment


    UK: An agreement for the original manufacturers of existing rolling stock to take a more active role in the retrofitting of ETCS has been reached by leasing company Porterbrook, Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation. ‘This is an excellent example of collaboration and partnership across the supply ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 720 Bombardier Transportation Aventra EMU
    Rail Business UK

    Greater Anglia’s first Class 720 commuter EMU delivered for testing


    UK: The first of the Class 720 Aventra electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation’s Derby factory is supplying for Greater Anglia’s London commuter services has been delivered to Ilford depot ahead of testing. Entry into passenger service is planned for spring this year, with the entire fleet ...

  • Virgin Trains leases 20 Voyager units for the InterCity West Coast franchise.
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast and Bombardier sign three-year maintenance contract


    UK: Avanti West Coast has awarded Bombardier Transportation a £117m three-year contract to ‘refresh’ and continue to maintain its 20 Class 221 Super Voyager diesel-electric multiple-units until December 11 2022. Under the train services agreement, maintenance will continue to be undertaken at Bombardier’s Central Rivers depot, ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Bautzen test centre (2)

    Bombardier Transportation inaugurates rolling stock test facility


    GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation inaugurated a €16m rolling stock testing facility at its Bautzen factory on December 12, with guests including Sachsen’s Minister President Michael Kretschmer and Canadian ambassador Stéphane Dion. Around 50 employees can work in three shifts at the test ...