Bombardier to deliver rail control equipment for Polish Railways

Posted: 12 October 2011 | | No comments yet

Bombardier Transportation has signed a four-year agreement for the delivery of its rail traffic control equipment…

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Bombardier Transportation has signed a four-year agreement for the delivery of its rail traffic control equipment and spare parts for the Polish rail network. The contract, awarded by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA, the Polish Railway Lines Administration, is valued at approximately 36 million Polish zloty (8 million euro or $11 million US).

Bombardier will deliver its BOMBARDIER EBI Track train detection and axle counter units, EBI Switch point machine, EBI Light signal, EBI Gate level crossing systems and relays, as well as spare parts for its previously installed EBI Lock 850 and 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) and EBI Gate systems. The equipment will be delivered to PKP from 2012 until the end of 2015. The system will be delivered by the Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions site in Katowice, Poland with some spare parts from Sweden.

Bombardier has a strong delivery record in Poland, where it is providing its BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 200 solution for sections of the E59, E65, E30 and E20 transport corridors, as well as the first ERTMS implementation in Poland (an INTERFLO 450 solution) on the E30 line. The company has installed over 80 CBI systems on the Polish network and over 2,000 level crossings globally, as well as delivering BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 350 automatic train protection technology on the Warsaw and Prague Metro.

Peter Cedervall, President Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation said: “Our systems are well proven in Poland, and around the world, and this order is further testament to our customer’s confidence in our technology. With an agreement for four years, this is a further important contract for our Polish operations and for Bombardier Rail Control Solutions globally.”

Janusz Kućmin, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation for Poland added: “We are continuing to contribute to the development and improvement of the Polish rail network, including the provision of spare parts. Bombardier’s presence is well established in Poland and this contract further underlines our strong relationship with the market.”

Bombardier Transportation (ZWUS) Polska Sp. z o.o. is a wholly-owned Bombardier company based in Katowice, Poland. With over 80 years experience in providing the latest signalling technology to the Polish rail network, the IRIS certified BT ZWUS has a unique appreciation of the market. Its approximately 450 employees design and manufacture a full range of rail control signalling equipment for main line, mass transit and industrial applications that have been delivered in Poland and worldwide.

Bombardier Transportation’s Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range of CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic, as well as communication-based systems. It also provides INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional to ERTMS Level 2 systems. Bombardier provides a complete palette of wayside and onboard signalling products.

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Transportation’s commitment to the Polish market manifests itself through long-term investments in four production sites. Today, the company employs more than 1,000 people at Wroclaw, Lodz, Katowice and Warsaw. The wide scope of activities covers manufacturing of car bodies and bogie frames in Wroclaw, design and manufacture of rail traffic control systems in Warsaw and Katowice as well as manufacturing of electrical equipment and maintenance of rolling stock in Lodz.