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Bombardier consortium wins US$185 million high speed rail contract

Spanish rail contract includes design, commissioning and a 20-year maintenance term



Bombardier's share of the rail contract totals approximately US$86 million. PHOTO: Alstom

Bombardier’s share of the rail contract totals approximately US$86 million. PHOTO: Alstom

MADRID—A Bombardier Inc.-led consortium has won a 164 million euro, or US$185 million, contract to supply signalling systems and maintenance services for a high speed rail line in Spain.

Bombardier and its partners, Alstom and Indra, will be responsible for designing, installing, testing and commissioning the signalling and communication systems for a new section of the Plasencia-Caceres-Badajoz line connecting Madrid and Lisbon.

In addition to the initial signal system delivery, the contract also includes a 20-year maintenance agreement.

The Montreal-based company’s share of the contract totals approximately $86 million, while Alstom will secure $70 million for supplying the electronic interlocking system. Indra’s share amounts to $28 million.

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