Bombardier joint venture wins piece of $384M train contract in Perth, Australia
by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff
Bombardier to build 10 commuter trains for transit line in Western Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia—As Bombardier Inc.’s Commercial Aircraft division locked in a $1 billion investment agreement with the Quebec government, the Montreal-based plane and train maker’s rail division has won part of a US$384 million contract with the Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority.
Bombardier Transportation’s share of the mutlimillion-dollar contract is valued at approximately $46 million. Under the agreement, the company, along with its partner, Downer EDI, will be responsible for manufacturing 10 B Series Electric Multiple Unit trains for a transit line in Perth, Australia.
The trains will be built at a facility in Maryborough, Queensland, with the first delivery planned for 2019.
Along with the Australian deal, the Montreal-based company’s Transportation division also penned a framework agreement with French rolling stock leasing company Akiem that could be worth $107 million. The 52-locomotive deal remains subject to certain conditions.