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Group led by Bombardier in line for 75 train Australian transit deal

Queensland transportation department in final stages of negotiating purchase of 75 six-car trains

MONTREAL—A group led by Bombardier Inc. has been selected as the leading contender for a rail contract to be awarded in December by the Australian state of Queensland.

The state’s transportation department is in the final stages of negotiating the purchase of 75 six-car trains as well as related maintenance services.

Bombardier Transportation Australia leads a four-member group vying for the contract, which has been up against a consortium that includes Mitsubishi.

The project’s potential cost wasn’t disclosed by Bombardier or the state government.

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