Latest order increases Israel Railways’ fleet of Bombardier-built double-deck coaches to 425
Coaches to be operated with new BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC electric locomotives in new standard 8 double-deck coach configuration
Berlin, Germany / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / March 21, 2016 - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it will provide an additional 60 BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches to Israel Railways (ISR). This call-off order is part of a framework agreement signed in October 2010 and is valued at approximately 106 million euro ($120 million US).
Yossi Daskal, Chief Country Representative and Head of Sales Israel, Bombardier Transportation, said, “We are proud to continue strengthening our local footprint. Bombardier’s story in Israel continues to be a success due to high performance and the excellent relationship Bombardier has built with ISR over the last decades. We are delighted to be part of ISR’s rail network electrification and modernization by providing high quality, sustainable solutions.”
As the Israeli public transportation market continues to grow, demand for additional capacity and more frequent service is increasing. In response, the government has planned over 7 billion euro in investments to upgrade its railway networks, opening up opportunities for a variety of mobility solutions. These additional double-deck trains, hauled by the new TRAXX AC electric locomotives ordered in 2015, will represent great strides in helping alleviate congestion in the nation. To further reduce reliance on private cars, Israel is also developing light rail vehicle and monorail systems for several lines.
Deliveries for this call-off order are expected to take place between March 2017 and July 2018.
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