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Bombardier consortium wins South African re-signaling project

Posted on March 27, 2013

Bombardier Transportation, as leader of the consortium Bombardier Africa Alliance, won the contract to implement one of the largest conventional mainline re-signaling projects in South Africa. The total contract is valued at approximately $122 million, with Bombardier’s share valued at approximately $34 million.

The consortium, which includes ERB Technologies, Basil Read, Bakara Engineering, R&H Railway Consultants, SIMS and Tractionel, is delivering the Bombardier Interflo 200 rail control solution for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). This is the first major delivery of Bombardier signaling technology for PRASA.

Once commissioned in 2017, the planned increase in trains operating on the lines is set to enhance mobility in the region for about 700,000 passengers daily. It constitutes a major multidisciplinary rail modernization of the Durban main corridors.

The Bombardier Africa Alliance includes local and international railway expertise that share the vision of PRASA and the South African Government to create a modern rail environment. Bombardier is responsible for the signaling technology and is the overall project management lead on this highly complex metro application.

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