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Serving a diversified customer base around the world, Bombardier Transportation is the global leader in the rail equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. Its wide range of products includes passenger rail vehicles and total transit systems. It also manufactures locomotives, bogies, propulsion & controls and provides rail control solutions.

Bombardier Transportation entered the mass transit market in 1974 with a first contract for the Montréal metro. It subsequently embarked on a dynamic growth strategy, which combines internally generated expansion with a focus on acquisitions of other companies that have proven designs, know-how and technologies.

Bombardier Transportation offers a full range of rail vehicles for urban and mainline operation as well as modernization of rolling stock and operations and maintenance services. Products include metro cars, light rail vehicles/trams, single and double-deck electric multiple units (EMUs), diesel multiple units (DMUs) and coaches; tilting trains and high-speed trains. Bombardier Transportation also supplies complete transportation systems, from high-capacity urban transit systems to automated people movers. Moreover, Bombardier Transportation offers electric and diesel locomotives; propulsion and controls; rail control solutions and bogies.
Bombardier Awarded Fleet Operations Contract With GO Transit In Toronto

Berlin, November 09, 2007

Commuter Rail System One Of Largest In North America

Bombardier Transportation
announced today it has received a contract to supply fleet operations services for the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GO Transit) commuter rail system serving the city of Toronto and surrounding regions. The five-year contract, valued at an estimated 95 million euros ($140 million US, $130 million CDN), includes options for up to 15 additional years. Should GO Transit exercise all available options, the contract could reach an estimated value of 353 million euros ($519 million US, $483 million CDN).

GO Transit oversees one of the premier urban public transit systems in North America, carrying approximately 49 million passengers each year on bus and commuter rail services. It’s rail transit system moves an estimated 165,000 passengers each weekday via 181 trains, seven lines, 57 stations and rail routes totalling more than 360 kilometers.

“We are very pleased to be extending our successful relationship with GO Transit, ” said William Spurr, President, Bombardier Transportation – North America. “This is one of the most vibrant commuter rail operators in the Americas and a very important customer for our rapidly growing rail services business.”

Bombardier has provided maintenance services to GO Transit’s fleet of coaches and locomotives for more than a decade. Bombardier also supplied more than 400 BiLevel commuter rail coaches that make up the transit authority’s commuter rail fleet. BOMBARDIER BiLevel coaches are produced in Ontario, Canada at production facilities in Thunder Bay.

Under the contract, Bombardier will be responsible for train operations as well as management of train crews on six of GO Transit’s seven commuter rail lines. Bombardier is scheduled to assume train operations in June 2008 and will begin preparations for the transition immediately. Bombardier will be recruiting for more than 100 train operator positions and several supervisory jobs.

“Our number one commitment is to manage a smooth transition and see that the thousands of commuters who rely on GO Transit each day get to their destinations safely and on time,” said Mike Hardt, Vice President, Rail Services for Bombardier Transportation – North America. “We look forward to getting started.”
Our mission is to be the world's leading manufacturer of planes and trains.

We are committed to providing superior value and service to our customers and sustained profitability to our shareholders by investing in our people and products.

We lead through innovation and outstanding product safety, efficiency and performance.

Our standards are high. We define excellence—and we deliver.
  • Rail Vehicles
  • Total Transit Systems
  • Propulsion and Controls
  • Services
  • Rail Control Solutions
  • Bogies
Bombardier is an equal-opportunity employer