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Bombardier Highlights Innovative Transport Solutions at the World's Largest Rail Show

- Groundbreaking products and technologies for seamless and sustainable mobility on show at InnoTrans 2012 - The largest order backlog in the industry includes some of the world's most advanced rail vehicles - Record orders in North America drive global growth in 2012 with future growth expected in Europe and emerging markets

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bombardier Highlights Innovative Transport Solutions at the World's Largest Rail Show08:30 EDT Tuesday, September 18, 2012BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2012) - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is opening a window to the future of public transport at the InnoTrans 2012 rail trade show, in Berlin, Germany. Under the theme 'The Evolution of Mobility', visitors can experience Bombardier's integrated and sustainable smart transport solutions for an increasingly mobile and congested world.This year's InnoTrans, from September 18 to 23, features 20 game-changing innovations that Bombardier is introducing in its latest key projects around the world. Its order backlog is the largest in the global railway industry, totaling $31.9 billion US (24.6 billion euro) at the end of 2011. This success is built on answering the 21st century's demands for sustainable transport, high speed journeys, urban flow and passenger comfort."Innovation is part of our DNA at Bombardier," said Andre Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation. "More than 6,000 highly qualified engineers operating in all key markets combine global experience with local knowledge to deliver tomorrow's way to travel today. As the century progresses, public transport will need to move more people than ever before smoothly in and between urban centres to help boost global economic growth. Time-efficient travel ranging from fast commuter services to very high speed intercity trains and the inter-connectivity or 'urban flow' of different modes of transportation are vital to creating smart cities that offer seamless public transport. We must also continue to offer comfortable, flexible and well-designed vehicles in order to encourage more people to support a global shift from individual car use to rail and other forms of electric mobility."Navarri added: "We envision a future of interconnected mobility with rail as the backbone of national transportation infrastructure. Our products and solutions respond to operators' and governments' needs to maximize capacity and flexibility, to upgrade existing networks efficiently and to increase interoperability across regional and international borders. This will help mature markets and emerging economies to fulfill their economic potential."According to the European rail industry association UNIFE, the global railway industry is showing positive signs in many segments for the coming years. In Europe, the market for regional trains is expected to total more than 13 billion euro per year from 2015 to 2017. Forecasts for North America show average annual orders of more than 4 billion euro worth of light rail metros and intercity trains during the same period. In the world's developing economies, booming demand in urban centres and freight transportation is expected to drive a market growth of 7.5 per cent per year for both metros and locomotives until 2016.Visitors to InnoTrans can experience Bombardier's innovations for sustainable transport both in terms of its environmental and economic impact. These include the comfortable and stylish BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 low-floor tram for clean and elegant city centres, the energy efficient BOMBARDIER TRAXX F140 AC locomotive with Last Mile feature and TRAXX P160 DE Multi-Engine locomotive for freight and passenger transportation, as well as the emission-free BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE e-mobility solution for all types of electric vehicles. Also on show are the small, lightweight and energy efficient BOMBARDIERMITRAC permanent magnet motors already being fitted to rail vehicles for France, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Brazil, as well as Bombardier's services portfolio for support throughout the product lifecycle.Examples of how Bombardier is enhancing passengers' high speed journey include a full-scale mock-up of the V300ZEFIRO very high speed train for Italy with its next generation BOMBARDIER FLEXX Speed bogies. The new train ensures top travel times even on winding routes thanks to its exceptional acceleration. It is part of the globally acclaimed BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO family of high speed trains that can transport up to twice as many passengers as the world's largest aircraft at speeds of up to 380 km/h. Another high speed innovation featured by Bombardier is the FLEXX Tronic WAKO system developed for the BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX double-deck intercity trains in Switzerland. It allows the trains to travel through curves up to 15 per cent faster than with conventional bogies. State-of-the-art rail control solutions from Bombardier boost urban flow by allowing operators to reduce the constraints of their existing rail networks. By safely optimising the headways between vehicles, the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control system cost-effectively ramps up mass transit capacity. It can be installed without interrupting service. The versatile BOMBARDIER INNOVIA driverless systems for urban centres and airports integrate seamlessly into their environment and use minimum space.Bombardier is highlighting new standards in passenger comfort based on space and ease of movement with the BOMBARDIER SPACIUM, BOMBARDIER OMNEO and BR 430 trains for regional and commuter services. For longer distances, the ZEFIRO trains set a new benchmark in passenger comfort. They offer not only superior aerodynamic performance and speed, but also reduced noise, increased safety and an innovative design. The groundbreaking ZEFIRO 380 train design has already received two prestigious awards - the German iF Product Design Award as well as the 2011 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.Key to the smooth ride and efficiency of Bombardier's vehicles is the FLEXX bogies portfolio, which is the most comprehensive in the world. Every day, more than 200,000 FLEXX bogies operating around the globe travel a combined distance equivalent to 130 return trips from the Earth to the moon under a variety of challenging conditions, ranging from Scandinavian winters to the Saudi Arabian desert and reaching altitudes of more than 5,000 m near the roof of the world in China.Market growth in North America strengthens outlook for the futureIn North America, Bombardier Transportation has secured a record order backlog of 5.1 billion euro ($6.5 billion US). Over the past two years, Bombardier has won orders and had options exercised for a total of 1,478 metro cars for the cities of Montréal, Chicago, New York and San Francisco; 182 FLEXITY light rail vehicles and 135 BOMBARDIERBiLevel commuter cars for Toronto; and 154 MultiLevel rail cars for Maryland and New Jersey. The company also signed a 10-year maintenance services contract for the INNOVIA APM system at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and a 10-year operation and maintenance services contract and capital asset upgrade programme for the INNOVIA Monorail system at Newark Liberty International Airport.Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation North America, said: "Innovation, engineering excellence and a well-distributed network of manufacturing sites have underpinned our success in this important region. We have proved that Bombardier has the answers to meet the growing demand for efficient and competitive rail systems in the North American market."Across North America, Bombardier has established a network of manufacturing, engineering, services and business centre sites and employs close to 7,000 people. Its strategic production footprint consists of sites in La Pocatière, Kingston and Thunder Bay (Canada), Plattsburgh and Pittsburgh (USA) and Sahagun (Mexico).Record-breaking performance keeps London moving during the OlympicsBombardier will provide visitors to InnoTrans with an insider's view on how it supported the transit system of the UK capital during the successful 2012 Summer Olympics. While the competitors broke records at the sporting venues, London's transport system broke records of its own to ensure spectators could travel to and from the events quickly and safely during the festive fortnight. London Underground alone carried over 60 million passengers - more passengers than at any time in its 149-year history.Behind the scenes, Bombardier's maintenance teams and support functions worked around the clock to ensure that more than 800 Bombardier trains on nine key routes serving London were available to meet the increased demand. The fleets maintained by Bombardier include c2c, the North London and East London lines (London Overground), Greater Anglia (Stansted Express), South Eastern, East Midlands Trains, the Victoria Line and sub-surface lines on London Underground as well as the Croydon Tramlink. Bombardier also services most of the East Midlands Train fleet running services into London from Sheffield and the East Midlands as well as the Voyager trains serving London Euston.During the Olympics, BOMBARDIER ORBITA real-time data gathering and diagnostic technology actively monitored the fleets to identify any maintenance issues before they affected passenger services, while the train depots provided round-the-clock updates on fleet availability and highlighted where support was required. East Midlands Trains travelled 2,000 additional miles per day during the Olympics, while the c2c fleet doubled its weekend service to 18,000 miles to meet customer demand. London's sub-surface railway carried up to 15 per cent more passengers.Laurent Troger, President Services, Bombardier Transportation, said: "Our employees in the UK performed extremely well to help London deliver the Games and accommodate record numbers of passengers while the eyes of the world were on the city. The plans put in place by Bombardier's Olympics Project Team ensured that we were fully prepared for this busy period. London's transport network ran so smoothly that members of the International Olympic Committee were reported to have used the Underground because it was the most convenient way to travel."For more information about Bombardier Transportation at InnoTrans 2012, visit Bombardier at InnoTrans: Hall 2.2, stand 201 and outdoor area, stand FB/15About Bombardier TransportationBombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIERECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.About BombardierBombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.Note to EditorsFor more information on how our products and technologies address the challenges of sustainable transport, high speed, urban flow and passenger comfort, refer to the accompanying background papers.For news releases, related material and photos, visit our media centre at Follow Bombardier Transportation on Twitter @BombardierRail.BOMBARDIER, BiLevel, CITYFLO, FLEXITY, FLEXX, INNOVIA, MITRAC, OMNEO, ORBITA, PRIMOVE, SPACIUM, TRAXX, TWINDEXX, WAKO, ZEFIRO and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.BACKGROUNDERSSustainable Transport: Helping Cities Breathe WorldwideRapid urbanisation is affecting people's mobility and the environment in economic centres around the world. Today, half of the world's population lives in urban centres - by 2050, more than two out of every three people are expected to live in cities and towns. In order to sustain global economic growth while ensuring the health and quality of life of citizens, cities the world over are looking for smarter and more environmentally friendly forms of mass transit compared to the historic dependence on individual car transportation. Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is at the forefront of developing cost-effective technologies that improve total vehicle performance to move more people and goods than ever before efficiently within and between urban centres.BOMBARDIER FLEXITY2 tramTrams and light rail vehicles are the most energy efficient mode of transportation, consuming up to five times less energy per passenger than cars travelling with an average of between one and two people. They are capable of transporting up to 250 passengers at once and operate for a period of 30 years or longer. The latest development in Bombardier's proven FLEXITY family of modern trams and light rail vehicles (LRVs) is the FLEXITY 2 tram, which began operating in Blackpool, UK, in April 2012 and is being delivered to Australia's Gold Coast and Switzerland's Capital of Culture, Basel. The tram can be equipped with energy saving technologies from the BOMBARDIER ECO4 portfolio (see page 3) including the BOMBARDIER MITRAC Energy Saver, which allows energy to be re-used and provides energy savings of up to 30 per cent.Bombardier's fully customisable trams and LRVs have a recyclability rate of approximately 92 per cent and a recoverability rate of about 98 per cent (recycling + energy recovery). They are designed for sustainable mobility throughout their life cycle. To date, 3,500 trams and light rail vehicles from Bombardier have either been ordered or are already operating in about 100 cities in more than 20 countries around the globe. The FLEXITY 2 tram is on display at InnoTrans 2012.BOMBARDIER PRIMOVEe-mobility solutionThe latest technological innovation from Bombardier is a revolutionary wireless charging system that can be used not only for rail vehicles such as FLEXITYtrams but also for electric buses, cars and trucks. Mass transit networks, fleet operators and car owners can now benefit from quieter, cleaner and more attractive traffic arteries without experiencing the range and recharging constraints usually associated with electric charging. The zero-emission PRIMOVE solution eliminates the need for catenaries, cables and plugs, enabling vehicles to operate without obstructing heritage-protected areas, parks and gardens. The system uses wireless transmission of energy between cables installed under the road or track surface and components mounted unobtrusively under the vehicles. Reliable performance is ensured, even under adverse weather and ground conditions such as snow, rain, ice or sand.The technology is safe and does not affect electronic devices such as mobile phones or pacemakers. By maximising the concept of fast opportunity charging, the PRIMOVE system reduces total cost of ownership. Batteries are designed to be smaller and lighter, thereby extending battery life and minimising energy consumption. Wayside infrastructure and maintenance are kept to a minimum, while wear and tear and the risk of vandalism are eliminated.BOMBARDIER INNOVIA turnkey systemsFrom airport links to principal mass transit arteries, monorail systems are the emerging game-changing solution for urban transportation - with the capacity to move hundreds of thousands of passengers safely, efficiently and reliably to their destinations every day. Monorail systems are cost-effective to introduce and permit rapid installation of infrastructure to transform a city's transportation links. The INNOVIA Monorail 300 system can carry up to 48,000 passengers per hour per direction at speeds of up to 80 km/h. This culmination of Bombardier's experience in developing and implementing advanced driverless monorail systems is currently being delivered for commuter services in São Paulo, Brazil, and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Bridging the gap between light rail vehicles and heavy, high capacity metros, Bombardier's INNOVIA Metro 300 system is designed to reduce costs, environmental impact and infrastructure requirements. The vehicles are made primarily from highly recyclable materials that ensure little-to-no waste at the end of their lifespan. The system uses highly effective regenerative braking to re-use energy released during braking. In addition to the energy savings inherent in a light-weight vehicle, BOMBARDIER EnerGstor wayside energy storage can further reduce energy consumption by capturing and storing potentially wasted energy and recycling it back into the system. Ultimately, high energy-efficiency results in low carbon emissions, a smaller environmental footprint and lower operating costs.Air travel remains an important part of international transportation infrastructure, so the way people travel to and from airports as well as within them is crucial to the sustainability of this mode of travel. Evolved from more than 40 years of reliable performance in automated people mover (APM) technology, the new INNOVIA APM 300 system is ideal for both urban and airport circulator routes. It offers a cost-effective solution to move large volumes of passengers every day with only a small environmental and visual footprint. Bombardier is the market leader for APM systems, having delivered 32 such systems at many of the world's busiest international airports and city districts, including London, UK, Guangzhou, China, and Dallas, Texas, USA.BOMBARDIER TRAXXlocomotivesLocomotives are the backbone of most freight and many passenger services around the world. In Europe, TRAXX locomotives are the most widely used, with more than 1,550 of them sold in just over a decade. At InnoTrans, Bombardier is highlighting two locomotive models setting new standards in sustainable transport. The innovative TRAXX F140 AC locomotive with the "Last Mile" features a supplementary diesel motor that eliminates the need to change locomotives in shunting areas of a rail network, for example at terminals, ports or construction sites. It bridges the so-called "last mile" that previously required a separate shunting locomotive.The new TRAXX P160 DE Multi-Engine locomotive offers game-changing multi-engine propulsion. Its highly innovative use of four industrial diesel engines instead of a single large diesel motor provides operators with several key advantages: it markedly reduces fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and life cycle costs. It also already meets the stringent new European Union (EU) Stage IIIB emission standards.BOMBARDIER OMNEO Electric Multiple UnitBombardier's OMNEO train is the world's first articulated double-deck Electric Multiple Unit (EMU). It features alternating single and double-deck cars. The weight per passenger has been significantly reduced compared to previous generations of double-deck EMUs.The OMNEO train is made of 95 per cent recyclable materials and includes many technologies from the ECO4 portfolio to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The MITRAC Permanent Magnet Motor saves energy directly with increased motor efficiency as well as indirectly with reduced vehicle weight. Further environmental benefits are achieved as a larger proportion of the braking is performed electrically, resulting in reduced energy consumption and noise emission. The ThermoEfficient climatisation system, with variable fresh air rate adapting to the number of passengers, reduces energy consumption and ensures a consistent temperature throughout the passenger compartment. To optimise the aerodynamics of the OMNEO train, Bombardier used the same state-of-the-art AeroEfficient computer modelling used for the BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO 380 very high speed train.ECO4portfolio of technologiesBombardier's proven ECO4 portfolio is currently the only comprehensive, flexible group of green transport solutions in the rail industry. It encompasses the four cornerstones of sustainable transport - energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - and includes 15 innovative products and technologies that enable energy savings of up to 50 per cent (compared to current products).BOMBARDIER ITINO trains serving commuters in and around the commercial hubs of Frankfurt, Germany, and Gothenburg, Sweden, have operated with the BOMBARDIERC.L.E.A.N. Diesel Power Pack since 2009, meeting the EU Stage IIIB emission standards. Bombardier also developed the BOMBARDIER FLEXX Eco bogie suitable for commuter, long distance and high speed trains. It is currently the only lightweight high-performance bogie in the world with proven performance on mainline passenger services, including Bombardier 200 km/h Voyager and Meridian trains in the UK.The BOMBARDIER REGINA Gröna Tåget (Green Train), operating commercially in Sweden since 2009, offers energy-efficient high speed rail solutions such as the MITRAC Permanent Magnet Motor for increased efficiency in propulsion and the FLEXX Tronic bogie technology for faster speed through curves.ZEFIROvery high speed (VHS) trainsThe groundbreaking ZEFIRO family features the world's most economical and eco-friendly VHS trains, setting a new benchmark for sustainable mobility. By incorporating many of Bombardier's energy-saving ECO4 technologies, the ZEFIRO trains deliver the lowest energy consumption per seat of any VHS train in the world today. They allow operators to improve efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, scale capacity levels and achieve universal cross-border mobility. The trains also offer superior aerodynamic performance, speed, reduced noise and increased safety. With up to 1,300 seats per train, they can hold twice as many passengers as the largest plane in the world, the Airbus A380. BOMBARDIER EBI Gate 200 crossing systemThe EBI Gate 200 enhanced user-operated crossing system is intended to alert people to oncoming trains when crossing tracks in rural areas. Sustainably delivering safety, it is the first crossing of its kind capable of harnessing renewable energies in its environment as a power source, via an independent solar/wind power system. This reduces its environmental impact and cost of operation. The solution is a completely self-contained overlay system. For installation into brownfield sites, testing is conducted in the factory prior to installation, minimising the need for on-site activities. Commissioning can be completed within five days with no disruption to services.BOMBARDIER INTERFLO550 ERTMS Regional solutionBombardier is the first supplier to have delivered a European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Regional signalling solution, in line with the Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC) drive to advance the use of ERTMS/ European Train Control System (ETCS) technology. Its INTERFLO 550 system was installed on the Västerdals line in Sweden in 2012.A modularised wayside system, INTERFLO 550 is specifically designed to provide the capacity, adaptability and cost-effectiveness needed for regional and rural routes, to meet any future growth in system size/capacity or levels of automation. The new system minimises trackside equipment by combining the ERTMS standard for onboard automatic train protection (ATP) with a radio-based wayside system. It addresses component cost and availability by employing readily available, commercial off-the-shelf products. Compared to fixed block systems, moving and flexible block gives more efficient traffic adaptability, thereby saving energy. Sharing data with other systems is also a simple task and can contribute to better traffic management.BOMBARDIER, C.L.E.A.N., EBI, ECO4, EnerGstor, FLEXITY, FLEXX, INNOVIA, INTERFLO, ITINO, MITRAC, OMNEO, REGINA, TRAXX and ZEFIRO are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.Voyager and Meridian are trademarks of third parties.High Speed Journey: A New Sense of Speed to Drive Global GrowthCongestion and pollution pose serious challenges to the growth of industrialised and developing nations. Rail presents a low carbon alternative to air and road as the backbone of national transportation infrastructure. Around the world, Bombardier Transportation moves hundreds of thousands of people quickly and efficiently to their destinations. The company's latest innovations in rail technology open a window to a future in which high speed is not just about travelling faster but also smarter from A to B. High speed (HS) and very high speed (VHS) trains offer passengers an attractive alternative to motorways and medium distance air travel because of quick boarding and travelling comfort. In many countries, economic stimulus packages initiated in recent years support the construction of new rail networks. Modern high speed trains offer some of the most exciting and innovative technology found in transport, inspiring the imagination of passengers across the globe.BOMBARDIER ZEFIROhigh speed trainsBombardier is creating a new sense of speed with its groundbreaking ZEFIRO family, featuring the world's most economical and eco-friendly VHS trains. These ultra-modern trains combine the highest capacity in the market with pioneering levels of passenger comfort. The flexible vehicles can be customised to any market needs and cover a top speed range between 250 km/h and 380 km/h. They are the culmination of Bombardier's global experience in the VHS sector, spanning more than two decades. Currently, there are four ZEFIRO trains in development - the ZEFIRO 250 and ZEFIRO 250NG (next generation) trains with top speeds of 250 km/h, the ZEFIRO380 train with a maximum speed of 380 km/h, and the V300ZEFIRO train for Europe.As a world leading aerospace company, Bombardier has special expertise in aerodynamic design. It has applied these unique skills to the ZEFIRO family to achieve better overall train performance in terms of speed, safety and noise reduction. Advanced aerodynamic properties reduce wind drag ensuring better performance at very high speeds and lower energy consumption. This ultimately lowers operating costs. Examples include improved designs for the front end of the train and bogie skirts, reduced spacing between cars, and high speed pantographs specially designed to minimize aerodynamic resistance. ZEFIRO trains achieve true pan-continental interoperability because they are compatible with different power supply systems and different signalling and train control equipment. This enables cross-border travel beyond simple country-to-country trips.The innovative ZEFIRO 380 and V300ZEFIRO trains are equipped with the proven BOMBARDIER FLEXX Speed bogie. It is designed to ensure excellent ride quality at very high speeds. The FLEXX Speed bogie family guarantees safe, stable and comfortable running throughout the entire speed range up to 380 km/h.The V300ZEFIRO train - very high speed for EuropeThe new European flagship of very high speed travel will be the Frecciarossa 1000 in Italy (the V300ZEFIRO model in Bombardier's product portfolio), premiering in Italy in 2014. The 50 trains will be delivered in consortium with Ansaldo Breda for Trenitalia, the leading Italian train operator, who placed the order some two years ago. The V300ZEFIRO train is capable of operating at top speeds of up to 360 km/h on Italy's high speed network.The train's unusually high acceleration ensures excellent travel times even on winding routes. It is fully interoperable and will provide cross-border service, taking passengers to other European countries without the need to change trains. It could also be adapted for use on the European network, for example in France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. Currently under development, the train is an eight-car Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) that can run in single operation and multiple operation of two units and will have a total capacity of 485 + 2 (tip-up seats facing the space for passengers with reduced mobility) in four classes and a bistro.BOMBARDIER TWINDEXXSwiss Express - a new level of speed and comfortIn many cities, Bombardier's double deck trains are a familiar sight. Offering high capacity in densely populated areas and fast speed on intercity rail links, double deck trains are central to an eco-friendly and comfortable rail transportation, moving millions of people every day.Leading the way to a new level of fast and comfortable regional transportation are 59 new TWINDEXX Swiss Express trains for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). One of the technical highlights of the TWINDEXX train is the leading-edge BOMBARDIER FLEXXTronic WAKO system. It compensates the natural rolling motion of the carbody while driving, thus maximising comfort for passengers and at the same time allowing the train to take curves particularly quickly. Compared to other systems, the train will tilt only to a very limited degree and therefore causes no problems for people who feel unwell in "normal" tilting trains. This mechatronic technology, merging proven technical components into an innovative system, enables double deck intercity trains to increase speed in curves by up to 15 per cent, thus significantly reducing travel times. Visitors to Bombardier's InnoTrans stand can enjoy an exciting TWINDEXX multimedia experience to find out more about this next generation of high speed rail.Proven high speed expertise around the worldFor more than two decades, Bombardier has been a key player in the design and delivery of almost all major European very high speed trains as well as other significant high speed projects, with a portfolio of more than 20 products worldwide. Bombardier has participated in Europe's most prestigious VHS trains, including the ICE family in Germany, the ETR 500 in Italy as well as the new generation of ETR 1000 and four different series of TGV in France. The company's high speed competence is also evident, for example, in orders (with a consortium partner) such as the AVE S-102 high speed trains by the Spanish State Railway (RENFE). Beyond Europe, Bombardier has been involved in the development of the Acela Express tilting train operating between Washington D.C. and Boston in the USA at speeds of up to 240 km/h, as well as the Xinshisu (X2000) and the CRH1 in China.BOMBARDIER, FLEXX, TWINDEXX, WAKO, ZEFIRO and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.Frecciarossa 1000, ICE, TGV, AVE and Acela Express are trademarks of third parties.Urban Flow: Interconnected Mobility Today for the Smart Cities of TomorrowThe future success of urban centres rests on re-defining the way people move within and between these expanding social and economic hubs. Smart transportation networks that offer interconnected mobility by linking different modes of transportation seamlessly are vital to prevent congestion from bringing traffic to a halt. Bombardier calls this concept of inter-connectivity and inter-modality "urban flow". The modes of seamless transportation developed by Bombardier range from trams and metros to game-changing electric mobility solutions for electric rail and road vehicles, while its state-of-the-art rail control solutions reduce the constraints of current networks.BOMBARDIER CITYFLO650 CBTC solutionThe state-of-the-art CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution uses the most advanced technology in the world to facilitate operation of high density mass transit systems. Depending on the track layout and the train performance, headways of less than 60 seconds can be achieved. Wireless technology provides two-way communication between the rail vehicle and the track. The computer-based, radio controlled moving block automatic train control system does not require track circuits or an onboard operator.The CITYFLO 650 solution can be overlaid on existing lines to improve performance without interruption to service. The new technology is in operation in 15 locations and on 17 lines around the globe. Its application ranges from networks carrying more than a million passengers each day or with more than 100 trains to implementations with short track and limited vehicles such as automated people mover (APM) systems at some of the world's busiest airports. On Metro Madrid Lines 1 and 6, the operator has noted a 30 per cent increase in passenger carrying capacity since start of operations with the system. The latest applications are being delivered on the major four-line sub-surface railway of the London Underground, as well as in Brazil, China, Germany, Saudi Arabia and the USA.BOMBARDIER INNOVIAturnkey systemsThe BOMBARDIER INNOVIA product family of automated people mover (APM), automated monorail and metro systems ensures urban flow in cities around the world - safely, efficiently and flexibly. These driverless, state-of-the-art transit solutions for urban centres and airports usually run on slim, contemporary guideways that are architecturally designed to integrate seamlessly into different environments and use minimum space. The latest landmark project for Bombardier's INNOVIA Monorail 300 technology, with an integrated CITYFLO 650 solution, is in São Paulo, where a new 24 km high capacity transit line known as Expresso Tiradentes is being constructed. The system, which includes 54 seven-car trains, will halve the daily commuting time for a half a million residents. The line is scheduled to open in 2015 and will serve as an extension of the São Paulo Metro Line 2. When fully equipped, the new line will have the capacity to transport 48,000 pphpd.The light infrastructure of the INNOVIA Monorail system minimises the costs and disruption of civil construction. The elevated guideway structure is constructed off-site to permit rapid assembly on location and avoids the need for potentially expensive and time-consuming tunnelling works. This is a major advantage when introducing a new transit system in existing dense urban areas.Bombardier metrosAs the world's leading metro supplier, Bombardier is shaping the future of mass transit travel. Its high-tech, high capacity metros deliver rapid, reliable and cost-effective transport solutions for more than seven billion trips globally every year, including major cities like New York, Montréal, London, Berlin, Shanghai and New Delhi. Bombardier's metro concept is completely modular, enabling vehicles to be configured to meet customers' infrastructure constraints as well as future needs. Bombardier has sold more than 3,900 BOMBARDIER MOVIAmetro cars to date. The modern mass transit vehicles are designed for rapid, efficient and cost-effective performance with a capacity of up to 80,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) at speeds of up to 100 km/h. The vehicles travel an average of about 120,000 km per year.BOMBARDIER FLEXITY trams and light rail vehicles (LRVs)In cities worldwide, as a solution to congestion, the tram is making a welcome reappearance on the streets. With increasing urbanisation, the demand for light rail solutions that are both technologically advanced and imaginatively designed is set to go from strength to strength. As market leader in the light rail segment, Bombardier offers modern mobility solutions fitting the requirements of any city with its FLEXITY family. The most comprehensive portfolio of the industry ranges from 100 per cent low-floor trams, 70 per cent low-floor trams and LRVs to proven dual system solutions.As the latest flagship tram in Bombardier's portfolio, the FLEXITY 2 vehicle combines market-leading experience and proven parts with visionary engineering. The low-floor design improves accessibility for passengers with disabilities and facilitates quick boarding and exiting to increase passenger flow. The innovative BOMBARDIER FLEXX Urban 3000 bogie ensures a smooth ride and minimises wear on the track, reducing the need for maintenance works. This vehicle is on display at InnoTrans 2012.BOMBARDIER PRIMOVEe-mobility solutionThe groundbreaking wireless PRIMOVE electric mobility solution presents the possibility of entirely electric intermodal urban transportation in the future. It allows trams like the FLEXITY 2 as well as electric road vehicles to operate without cables, wires or plugs. Mass transit networks, fleet operators and car users can now benefit from all the advantages of e-powered mobility, without experiencing the range and recharging constraints usually associated with electric charging.In the first PRIMOVE bus project for commercial operation, Bombardier is cooperating with the German city of Braunschweig and the local operator Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG to turn a section of the local bus network into an eco-friendly electric route. The project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, will see two buses operating with PRIMOVE technology on a 12 km route from 2013. Bombardier has also tested a PRIMOVE application for trams successfully on a 800 m section of track in Augsburg, Germany, and tests with an electric bus and car are continuing in Lommel, Belgium, as part of the Flanders' DRIVE research project.BOMBARDIER TALENT2 trainThe state-of-the-art TALENT 2 commuter train from Bombardier is now in operation in selected regions across Germany. The highly flexible train is suitable for urban rail services and regional transportation thanks to its variable configuration from two to six cars and its scalable output performance. The train's modular concept and high degree of standardisation offers an almost unlimited level of flexibility in terms of configuration, along with cost-effectiveness and cost transparency. Its internal fittings concept is also highly flexible - the base configuration meets all individual customer demands and passenger requirements with several hundred different freely selectable options. The TALENT 2 train is the result of several years of consultation, engineering development and research into customer requirements by Bombardier in close cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, as well as end-user focus groups.BOMBARDIER ORBIFLOreal-time train diagnosticsThe intelligent ORBIFLO train-to-wayside suite provides operators with real-time data on timetable adherence, energy consumption and the condition of their trains. The analysis and reporting can be tailored to the exact needs of each operator. The ORBIFLO product is built around five modular applications:ORBIFLO Communications collects and securely transmits data in both directions between the on-board train systems and wayside applications. ORBIFLO Operations enables the remote monitoring and controlling of selected train systems in real-time. This dramatically reduces the need for conventional manual access of individual train systems, saving time and increasing efficiency. The ORBIFLO Operations product manages fleet energy consumption and provides continuous timetable and route updates to the on-board Driver Assistance System (DAS). ORBIFLOOperations allows the reduction of analysis and response times and increases the reliability through automated train inspection systems. ORBIFLO Passengers brings real-time journey information and streamed entertainment to travellers, allows real-time seat reservations and improves connectivity by displaying connection information. ORBIFLO Security processes data from onboard surveillance systems in real time, helping operators to protect passengers' safety and their property. ORBIFLO Maintenance provides powerful data visualization tools for automated analysis and decision-support. It provides an intuitive interface for engineers, maintenance specialists and operational management personnel to improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs. BOMBARDIER, CITYFLO, FLEXITY, FLEXX, INNOVIA, INTERFLO, MOVIA, ORBIFLO, PRIMOVE and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.Passenger Comfort: Enabling the Modal Shift from Road to RailPassengers today expect convenient and flexible travel options - sustainable solutions that are accessible, comfortable and convenient. Innovations that continuously optimise vehicles to meet these expectations can encourage more people to demand a modal shift from the historic dependence on individual car use to fast and efficient modern public transit. Bombardier's leading technologies and design marry comfort with speed as never before. From long distance journeys to commuter travel, the next generation of Bombardier trains delivers a smooth and quiet ride with sleek, spacious interiors ideally suited for both work and play.BOMBARDIER SPACIUM commuter trainFor years, commuters have had to squeeze themselves into overcrowded and often outdated trains on their journeys to work. These trains transporting high volumes of passengers too often compromised on comfort and accessibility. Today, the new SPACIUM train offers operators and commuters an unprecedented transport solution. With its spacious and colourful design, this 21st century vehicle for large numbers of passengers defines a new standard of capacity and comfort for commuter application.The secret of the train is its exceptional width of 3.06 m, offering an optimized capacity of five seats per row. The commuter train's legroom equals that of a regional train, while its 55 cm wide corridors allow passengers to move freely. It is highly flexible in operation, with a length from five to 12 cars. The wide doors combined with the step-free entrances and the large vestibules improve passengers' ease and speed of boarding and exiting.The SPACIUM train's innovative design rests on the idea of a welcoming environment combining colours, lights and open space. The colourful design with its smooth curves creates an enjoyable and serene environment for daily commuter journeys. Windows make up half of the train's sides. The train includes new technologies such as LED lighting and the ThermoEfficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for reduced energy consumption, as well as a state-of-the-art information and entertainment system. Bombardier conceived this new modular product platform for SNCF commuter services in the Greater Paris Ile-de-France Region. The first "Francilien" train entered service in December 2009. The SPACIUM train is on display at InnoTrans 2012.BOMBARDIER OMNEOElectric Multiple UnitAnother innovative rail vehicle from France is Bombardier's OMNEO train - the world's first articulated double-deck Electric Multiple Unit (EMU), with alternating single and double-deck cars. It offers both exceptional capacity and increased passenger comfort compared to conventional rail vehicles. Its extra-wide carbody of approximately 3 m is 20 cm wider than conventional double-deck EMUs. The train's modular concept makes it suitable for commuter, regional and intercity services, with maximum speeds of 160 km/h or 200 km/h. The lightweight vehicle construction combined with excellent weight distribution minimises axle load and creates flexibility for cross-border operation on all European networks.The OMNEO train's single deck and double-deck cars have different functions. Single deck cars are dedicated to access and services with wide doors, large vestibules, and a large portfolio of interior equipment, e.g. toilets, bicycle areas. All technical equipment is mounted on the roof of the single deck cars to increase space inside the train for passengers. Double-deck cars are dedicated to capacity and comfort. There are no doors, toilets or traction equipment in the double-deck areas to increase acoustic and thermal comfort.The train also offers improved accessibility thanks to wide doors (1.6 m), large vestibules (6 m²), wide gangways (2.3 m) and corridors (600 mm in 2+2 seat configuration), and step-free entrance for platforms between 550 mm and 920 mm in height. Bombardier designed this completely new vehicle in answer to the SNCF's tender for 860 double-deck EMUs for the French Regions; it is called "Regio 2N" in France.BOMBARDIER FLEXITYtrams and light rail vehicles (LRVs)The proven FLEXITY family of trams and LRVs not only offers increased capacity and ecological technologies to improve urban flow and sustainable transport, it also introduces new levels of comfort to this successful mode of urban transportation. Wide double doors and maximised aisle width throughout the vehicles ensure fast passenger flow while extra large windows ensure passengers can enjoy the panoramic city scenery during the journey. Stop-request buttons are accessible from every seat and an optimised heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system guarantees thermal comfort throughout the year. A passenger infotainment system with highly visible large-screen displays completes the enjoyable ride experience with FLEXITY vehicles.The portfolio's unique design concept - creative customisation based on standardised components - allows operators to choose a distinctive look that reflects the essential character of a city. The number of seats and aisle width can be adapted to suit each city's individual needs.BOMBARDIER PRIMOVEe-mobility solutionBased on inductive power transfer, the emission-free PRIMOVE system transfers energy at very high levels of efficiency between components hidden underground and receiving equipment installed beneath the vehicle. This allows electric rail and road vehicles to be charged either in motion (dynamic charging) or while stationary (static charging) without affecting driving habits or journey times. Recharging is driver-friendly and hassle-free thanks to the intelligent vehicle detection function that makes the charging process fully automated. Minimal emissions and noise ensure quieter and more enjoyable journeys.BOMBARDIER ZEFIROfamily of high speed trainsThe ZEFIRO is one of the world's fastest very high speed trains with a maximum operating speed of 380 km/h, and a sleeper version that reaches 250 km/h. It also offers unrivalled, customized comfort, smart design, and operational flexibility. It competes with air travel in terms of travelling times on distances of up to 700 km.The trains' high-class aerodynamic performance is a key element in reducing excessive noise. This provides environmental advantages related to noise pollution controls and offers increased comfort for riders. Train cars and connection points are designed to reduce pressure differences when traveling in and out of tunnels at high speeds. The overall design of the trains is highly innovative as evidenced by the fact that the ZEFIRO 380 train has already received two prestigious design awards: the German iF Product Design Award as well as the 2011 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. In addition, the train has also been nominated for the renowned 2013 German Design Award.BOMBARDIER TALENT2 trainThe flexible TALENT 2 train offers high passenger comfort for urban and regional rail travel. In addition to its comfortable standard seats, the state-of-the-art train has several options for improving riding comfort for longer journeys, including different seating arrangements, types of seats and various fittings such as foldable tables and fixed or stowed armrests. The train's media package for comprehensive information and excellent entertainment can be integrated easily into the BOMBARDIER MITRAC TCMS train control system. The operator can decide what information and entertainment is provided.To ensure passengers feel safe, the train can be equipped with a CCTV system; BOMBARDIER SEKURFLO offers various levels of train surveillance. Cameras, monitors and intelligent analysis programs function as an early warning system. The train can be equipped with colour cameras in each car. The TALENT 2 train platform is also set up to accommodate ticket machines and validators in its multi-purpose areas for quick and easy access. When used for regional and long-distance networks, the train can be fitted with an electronic seat reservation system. Operators also have the option to integrate a child's play area to make longer journeys even more family friendly.BR 430 series electric multiple unit (EMU)These energy efficient four-car EMUs are fitted with 24 electrical swivel-sliding doors with bridge plates for more safety during boarding and exiting. The wide centre aisles of the vehicle and the accessible gangways allow for comfortable, convenient and safe passenger flow within and between cars.The spacious clearance above the seat backrests ensures excellent visibility throughout the complete interior length of the train. A high level of openness, in addition to four video security cameras per car, increases passenger safety. Onboard monitors display information on rail traffic in real time.BOMBARDIER TWINDEXXVario double-deck trainThe TWINDEXX Vario double-deck train platform combines high capacity with exceptional flexibility for operators to configure trains according to their needs. It offers an ideal solution for high passenger volumes on regional and longer distance routes with short platforms. The train can be operated as an EMU or with a locomotive and its coaches are compatible with previous generation double-deck coaches. The BOMBARDIER MITRAC 1000 drive and control system allows the train to accelerate quickly to a constant speed. The train can reach a speed of 160 km/h and, optionally, up to 189 km/h. The train's modern, optimized front design improves side wind stability and reduces energy consumption.TWINDEXX Vario trains provide low-floor and high-floor entrances with wide doors. In combination with sliding steps this allows easy access by reducing the gap in height between the vehicle and the platform. In addition to comfortable seats and spacious luggage racks, the new TWINDEXX Vario long-distance trains are, for the first time, equipped with cycle racks. A bright multi-purpose or family area enables children to be entertained. Provision for wireless Internet, mobile phone support and numerous electrical sockets for the convenient operation of electronic equipment are also included. TWINDEXX Vario trains are operating successfully in Germany, Denmark, Israel, Poland and Luxembourg.BOMBARDIER CITYFLO650 CBTC solutionDepending on the track layout and the train performance, the state-of-the-artCITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution can achieve headways of less than 60 seconds. This results in increased capacity and shorter waiting times for passengers at stations. The CITYFLO 650 solution is suitable for new highly demanding urban lines and can be overlaid on existing lines without interrupting service, again benefiting passengers.The solution reduces wear on the track and vehicles, and enables remote monitoring of all subsystems. The diagnostics data helps to identify failure trends (providing predictive maintenance features) and aids preventive maintenance to further improve operations. The automatic train operation system provides precision stopping at platforms and automatic door operation.For more information about Bombardier Transportation at InnoTrans 2012, visit Bombardier at InnoTrans: Hall 2.2, stand 201 and outdoor area, stand FB/15About Bombardier TransportationBombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIERECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.About BombardierBombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. 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