Rail

Bombardier honored by Swiss for product development

Posted on October 27, 2011

Bombardier Transportation received the Tell award for the most significant technology project in Switzerland in recognition of its product development for Bombardier TWINDEXX Swiss Express intercity trains and the Bombardier MITRAC propulsion and control system.

The award, presented by Switzerland Trade and Investment Promotion Services, is named after the Swiss folk hero William Tell.

The Tell Awards annually recognize the most significant foreign investment projects from the Americas region into Switzerland during the previous year. Bombardier is the largest Canadian investor in the country and among its top 20 technology companies, employing 900 people at three sites, in Zurich, Villeneuve and Winterthur. In June 2010, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) placed the largest vehicle order in its history with Bombardier for 59 TWINDEXX double deck intercity trains, including options for more than 100 additional TWINDEXX trains.

TWINDEXX Swiss Express trains offer more capacity, higher speed in curves, better comfort and lower life cycle costs. The 59 trains ordered by SBB consist of a total of 436 fully air-conditioned carriages with more than 36,000 seats. They offer spacious interior compartments, wide doors for entry and exit, wireless Internet access, restaurant and family compartments, as well as electronic customer information and emergency call systems, and CCTV. The train concept was developed by Bombardier Transportation’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) for double deck technology in Görlitz, Germany.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Honolulu takes delivery of first railcar

The four car train, manufactured by Hitachi Rail Italy, is a key component of the first driverless rail transit system in the U.S.

FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen line running modified service for 3rd day

Service has been hampered since overhead catenary wires were yanked down when a dump truck lowered its bed two days ago. There is no timetable for the repair of the wires.

D.C. Metro rules out power cables as factor in recent smoke incident

Passengers aboard the train described a tense atmosphere, with smoke in some of the railcars, flames visible outside the train and the odor of electrical smoke evoking memories of the Jan. 12, 2015, L’Enfant Plaza Metro station incidnet that left one rider dead and scores sickened

Alstom awarded major re-signaling project in the UK

Collaborated with Network Rail to develop an interlocking solution based on Alstom’s Smartlock range that will be ready for ETCS installation allowing trains with ETCS capability to operate on that section of the line.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close