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Chinese firm's European bid unsuccessful

18 Feb 2010

POLAND: Warszawa regional operator Koleje Mazowieckie announced that Bombardier Transportation had been selected to supply 11 electric locomotives on February 12, beating low bidder CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive.

Bombardier's bid to supply Traxx locomotives for €41m undercut Siemens Mobility's offer of €44m. CSR Zhuzhou had been the lowest bidder at €35m, but its offer was rejected for contractual reasons.

The twin-cab locomotives will be delivered by the end of 2011 to work push-pull trains formed from 37 double-deck coaches supplied by Bombardier in 2008-09.

David Shipley, Managing Director of CSR Zhuzhou's European representative CSRE Ltd, told Railway Gazette International that the company was now 'reviewing its options', but remains committed to entering the European market.