Stainless train order

Bombardier Transportation (Australia) has signed a contract with National Express and the Victorian State Government to build 29 two-car diesel multiple units (DMU) for Victoria’s country and regional services. The agreement also covers the maintenance of these trains for the next 15 years. The total value of the firm order is approximately CAD 339 million. The transaction carries options for the manufacture and maintenance of 10 additional two-car units which would take the total contract value to approximately CAD 455 million. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between October 2004 and July 2006.
The state-of-the-art stainless steel trains will be manufactured at Bombardier’s Dandenong facility in Victoria with some components and technical input being supplied by local Australian engineering firms. Bombardier Transportation’s facility in Derby, UK, will be providing the bodies. “We are pleased that National Express, a leading international train operator, has selected trains designed and manufactured by Bombardier Transportation,” says Dan Osborne, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation in Australia.

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