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Bombardier inks 10-year, US$191M maintenance contract

The contract covers maintenance for Italy's transport agency Trenitalia's fleet of 50 very high speed trains



The Frecciarossa 1000 has a top commercial speed of up to 360 km/h, making it the fastest train in Europe

The Frecciarossa 1000 has a top commercial speed of up to 360 km/h, making it the fastest train in Europe

BERLIN—Bombardier Transportation has won a 10-year contract to maintain Trenitalia’s fleet of 50 V300ZEFIRO very high speed trains, known in Italy as the Frecciarossa 1000.

The contract will be executed in association with Bombardier’s consortium partner AnsaldoBreda, an Italian rail transport engineering firm. Bombardier Transportation’s share of the contract is valued at approximately 154 million euro (US$191 million).

“Our target is to optimize the availability and reliability of the new vehicles with the adequate preventive and corrective maintenance program once the vehicles enter revenue service by mid-2015,” said Jean Baptiste Eymeoud, head of Services Execution, Bombardier Transportation, Western Europe, Middle East, Africa (WMA). “This contract and its duration represent a great achievement for the Frecciarossa 1000 and will reinforce Bombardier’s long-term commitment to Italy.”

Bombardier’s services execution team in Italy is already responsible for the maintenance of more than 200 vehicles in the country.

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