Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Siemens to assemble an important part of Siemens’ “Desiro ML” multiple-unit trains to be used by the Brussels Regional Railway Network “RER” (Réseau Express Régional).
The contract contains an initial firm order of 115 trains, with an option of 85 trains.
The initial firm order is valued at approximately $214 million and covers the procurement and manufacturing activities for the painting, end-assembly and testing of the vehicles, as well as the commissioning to the end-customer, Belgian National Railways (SNCB). The work will be carried out at Bombardier Transportation’s site in Bruges, Belgium.
Deliveries are scheduled from March 2012 to January 2014; and until April 2015 with the options included.