Bombardier has been investing in Australia for more than 70 years. As a trusted rail industry partner with over 1,000 employees, Bombardier designs, engineers, manufactures and maintains rolling stock across Australia, along with providing signalling, rail equipment, asset management and through-life support to customers and operators.
With our local engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we also provide solutions for signalling, propulsion and control technology, asset management and through-life support. Bombardier operates in 22 locations across the country, with our Australian operations headquartered at our manufacturing hub in Victoria, as well as having established maintenance facilities in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide.
We’ve built an extensive and diverse portfolio of winning mobility solutions, but it’s not just our products and services that make us a global leader. The most important success factor is our employees. Together we’re focused on making mobility more efficient, sustainable and inviting than ever before.
We’re changing the way people travel. Looking far ahead while delivering today, we move together globally by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable, and enjoyable transportation everywhere.
FLEXITY E-Class tram are "Made in Melbourne for Melbourne” with 50%+ Local Content achieved. Melbourne’s tram network is a famous and iconic symbol of the city and one of the largest tram networks in the world.
Bombardier is supplying 70 new FLEXITY low floor vehicles that were specially designed for excellent performance in Melbourne's climate and operate on its existing rail infrastructure.
VLocity Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains are “Made in Victoria for Victoria” with 66.5% Local Content achieved. Serving the State of Victoria since 2005, VLocity DMU trains offer passengers a quick, comfortable and proven mobility solution.
Built locally in Dandenong, these trains operate at a maximum speed of 160 km/h, and were designed to address emerging passenger trends, safety standards and performance requirements. The VLocity DMUs maintain a high rate of availability, which ensures highly efficient rail service.
Bombardier is building the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) PPP Project for Queensland Rail (QR). 75 new electrical multiple unit (EMU) trains will operate across the entire South East Queensland rail network, which covers more than 800 km.
All commuters will experience increased availability, capacity, comfort and safety including enhanced security, wifi, air conditioning and accessible toilet facilities. The project includes a custom built maintenance facility in Wulkuraka, Ipswich to service the EMU’s over the next 30+ years.
Bombardier is delivering 18 low-floor FLEXITY vehicles for the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, that will move over six and a half million in the first year of passenger service.
The Gold Coast tram has been specifically styled by Bombardier’s industrial design team in Brisbane to include a wave motif on the cab front. The tram is 43.4 m long with seven modules for higher capacity and better passenger flow. Connecting 16 stations, the 13 km route passes through many of the city’s key activity centres.
Adelaide A-City Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) trains were built in Victoria for South Australia with 68%+ Local Content achieved. Bombardier is also providing full fleet maintenance of 70 DMU cars, 22 x 3 Adelaide A-City EMUs, as well as cleaning and facility maintenance.
Bombardier designed and performed a midlife refurbishment of the passenger environment, including a digital communications system.
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At Bombardier, we move together to provide mobility solutions – one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we’ll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.
We’re a global leader in rail technology and offer the broadest portfolio in the industry. We cover the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains, sub-systems and signalling to complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. Our installed base of rolling stock exceeds 100,000 rail cars and locomotives worldwide.
Our employees are key to our success. We pride ourselves in attracting, supporting and developing the best talent available. We provide first-class training and flexible work patterns to ensure a good work-life balance.
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Bombardier has delivered over 2,000 passenger railcars to a wide range of Australian operators including:
Australians place high value on local content, employment and opportunity. We have a strong long-term partnership with more than 1,500 Australian suppliers, with a commitment to growing this footprint. This healthy supply chain plays a significant role in our ability to contribute towards growing the rail and manufacturing industry across Australia.
The Victorian Government are working with major rolling stock manufacturers in an Interactive Development Process (IDP) to develop technical proposals for a Next Generation Trams (NGT) that will fit the requirements of the Melbourne network. The NGTs will replace over 60% of the overall Melbourne tram fleet by 2032 and cater for Melbourne’s future transportation needs.
The NGTs will be fully accessible and include on board energy storage, reducing the need for power upgrades. Local content is an important part of the process with a target of over 60%.