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Bombardier gets US$96M contract for Sao Paulo transit system

Project involves the design, supply, installation and commission of the system


September 21, 2011
by Canadian Press

MONTREAL: Bombardier Inc has received a US$96-million order to supply a control system for the Sao Paulo Metro in Brazil, a contract that the company sees as a validation of its place in the global market for this type of technology.

The Bombardier Cityflo 650 communication-based train control system is intended to improve safety, capacity and reliability of transit systems. It will be installed on Line 5 of the Sao Paulo rail transit system. The project involves the design, supply, installation and commission of the system for the existing 8.4-kilometre of line with six stations plus the extension of the line by 11.6 km with 11 new stations and a total of 34 new trains. Equipment and services will be provided and delivered by Bombardier teams in Brazil, Spain and the US.

“As our second signalling contract with Metro Sao Paulo and our third complete mass transit signalling system contract in Brazil, this further strengthens our rail control expertise in this fast developing market and we look forward to working with Companhia Do Metropolitano De Sao Paulo Metro,” said Anders Lindberg, president of rail control solutions for Bombardier Transportation.