A city is only as modern as the range of transport options it offers. Public transport is facing game-changing challenges: the number of passengers and older clients is on the rise due to demographic change. Many of them will depend on barrier-free access to stations, stops and vehicles, but Berlin’s budget deficit leaves very limited margins for investment and increased service. Berlin’s ambition to become a climate-neutral capital city with higher quality of life calls for more energy efficiency and quieter drive systems. Automatisation, digitisation and networking are opening up unimagined technical possibilities and Berlin plans to promote and intelligently link smart city technologies in transport, information, communication, energy, and the environment.
Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin and has seven factories and numerous service centers in Germany. In addition to the site in Hennigsdorf, there are further locations in Bautzen, Braunschweig, Görlitz, Kassel, Mannheim and Siegen.
In Germany, Bombardier develops and manufactures trams, metros, regional and long-distance trains, locomotives, bogies as well as signalling and propulsion technology for trains and electric busses.
Since 2001, Bombardier has supplied more than 6,500 vehicles to Germany. The company also handles the maintenance and servicing of customer fleets over their entire service life.
Clean and quiet, fast and affordable: Berlin’s local public transportation system is a modern, comfortable and attractive system that rivals the automobile in terms of convenience and efficiency. Bombardier has made major contributions to the mobility network of the Berlin capital region, which moves some 1.4 billion passengers each year – with numbers still rising.
After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, the reunification of the East and West Germany and Berlin itself required significant investments into the city’s outdated urban transport systems. Separate railway lines were merged, old vehicles were gradually replaced by new ones. Over the decades, Bombardier has been a constructive and reliable partner for transport companies throughout this revitalization process.
Sophisticated technology, operationally tested systems from the low-floor to energy-saving concepts for suburban trains and metro trains: For mobility in Berlin, Bombardier can draw on the worldwide experience gained in railway technology and develop it further for individual local customer requirements.