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Bombardier awarded Australian contract

Posted on February 25, 2009

[IMAGE]BombardierAustraliaFull.jpg[/IMAGE] Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract in Australia by the Victorian Government, to build an additional 32 VLocity DMU cars, to be supplied as a mix of two- and three-car units, valued at approximately $95 million (USD).

The new vehicles will be operated as part of V/Line Passenger’s regional rail fleet.
The VLocity DMU is constructed with stainless steel; operates at approximately 99 mph and provides a comfortable passenger environment, with large panoramic windows, air conditioned interiors and luggage space, including bicycle and surfboard storage. A three-car VLocity DMU provides 214 fixed seats, six wheelchair locations with eight folding seats and two onboard toilets.

This order will be delivered through 2010 and 2011 and will respond to V/Line’s growing capacity requirements.

 

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