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Bombardier shaping the future of rail mobility at Nordic Rail

  • Bombardier to present its sustainable, low-impact and energy-efficient mobility solutions at the Nordic region’s largest rail exhibition
  • ZEFIRO Express trains, INTERFLO 450 rail control and battery solutions are some of Bombardier’s innovative responses to industry trends

 

Industry leading mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation will demonstrate how it is shaping the future of rail at the Nordic Rail exhibition and Nordic Future Transport summit in Jönköping, Sweden, on October 8 – 10, 2019.

“Bombardier’s innovation and product development programmes are responding to industry trends and to the highly dynamic mobility sector in the Nordics, where the public demands sustainable, low-impact and energy-efficient developments while the region’s operators’ require complete life cycle solutions from their infrastructure investments,” said Anna Höjer, Head of Nordics and Managing Director, Sweden, Bombardier Transportation. She added, “At this important industry gathering, our team of experts will demonstrate how our portfolio of high performing mobility solutions are shaping the future of Nordic rail and building our customers’ confidence."

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At this important industry gathering, our team of experts will demonstrate how our portfolio of high performing mobility solutions are shaping the future of Nordic rail and building our customers’ confidence."
Anna Höjer, Head of Nordics and Managing Director, Sweden, Bombardier Transportation.

Major investments in rail transport are being made across the Nordics and Bombardier is focused on meeting the evolving needs of both operators and passengers. As an example, the new BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO Express train is designed for high-capacity, premium passenger comfort, low life cycle costs, and the ability to operate under the harsh weather conditions prevalent in the Nordics. The ZEFIRO Express has been chosen by Swedish operator Västtrafik to meet high demand for public transport in the Västra Götaland region. Production of the new trains is underway with deliveries planned in 2021.

A ZEFIRO Express battery-electric multiple unit (BEMU) train has also been designed by Bombardier for distances of up to 100 kilometres on non-electrified railways. At the Nordic Future Transport summit, visitors are invited to a presentation about this new generation of battery-powered trains by Fredrik Nordström, Bombardier’s Head of Sales Nordic, on Tuesday, October 8, at 13:00-13:40.

Railway modernization is a major trend across the world and Bombardier’s response is to leverage digital technology to increase capacity and safety on the railways. At this Nordic Rail exhibition, Bombardier will highlight its latest European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) technology. The Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket, has chosen the BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 450 ERTMS solution for the modernisation of its Malmbanan line. When complete, the INTERFLO rail control system will increase the performance of the railway with higher capacity and availability, as well as lower life cycle costs, as already proven on very high-speed lines in China. The BOMBARDIER CITYFLO mass transit technology will also be presented at the show. The CITYFLO solution optimises capacity and reliability on existing and new rail systems in cities across the world and is ideally suited for cost-efficient migration to communication-based train control (CBTC).

The Bombardier team will be available to discuss latest technologies and solutions, as well as progress on current projects, and to share perspectives on the future of mobility in the Nordics. Bombardier is also pleased to invite Nordic Rail visitors to a series of ‘Ten Minute Talks’ on its exhibition stand covering a range of mobility topics (for information, see link to event website below or visit the stand).

Nordic Rail is the only dedicated railway exhibition in Scandinavia. Visit Bombardier Transportation on stand B02:46 from October 8 to 10, 2019 at Elmiavägen 15, SE-554 54 Jönköping, Sweden. Further information about Bombardier Transportation and its mobility solutions can be found on website: http://www.rail.bombardier.com.

For more information on activities during Nordic Rail, visit Bombardier’s event site.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 40,650 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

With over 68,000 employees, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries as well as a broad portfolio of products and services for the business aviation, commercial aviation and rail transportation markets. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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