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Bombardier wins Danish order

Posted on September 5, 2008

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Bombardier Transportation has received an order from the Danish State Railways (DSB) for the delivery of 10 three-car Contessa trains, valued at approximately $118 million, with a foreseeable option of 30 additional trains.

The trains, which can reach a maximum speed of 111 mph, are capable of crossing the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, despite the different rail infrastructures used in both countries. A sophisticated dual system integrated into the vehicles enables the trains to automatically shift signaling and power systems when crossing the border. Other features of the inter-regional train include a middle-car design with low floors, and entrances giving access to disabled passengers and passengers carrying heavy luggage.

The trains will be leased by the National Rail Authority, which will make them available for DSBFirst, when the company takes over the Öresund services as of 11 January 2009.

The vehicles and propulsion equipment will be designed by Bombardier in Sweden, with the propulsion equipment being manufactured at Bombardier’s production site in Västerås. The cars will be produced in Germany at Bombardier’s Hennigsdorf and Görlitz production sites, while the bogies will be produced in Siegen.

 

 

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