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December 23, 2009

Bombardier wins Swedish Contessa emu contract

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AB Transit has awarded a contract to Bombardier for the delivery of 11 three-car Contessa emus valued at approximately Euros 96 million ($US 137 million) to serve Swedish region Öresund. The trains will be leased by Swedish operators Lanstrafiken Kronoberg, Kalmar Lans Trafik and Hallandstrafiken and will be jointly managed by local transport authorities in Öresund and Trafikstyrelsen in Denmark. The deal includes an option for five additional trains.
The trains, which are capable of reaching a maximum speed of 180km/h, include dual signalling and power systems that enables them to operate in both between Sweden and Denmark. The latest contract is in addition to 100 Contessa trains already ordered by various customers in Sweden and Denmark, 90 of which are in service.
sweden_contessa.jpgBombardier will manufacture the propulsion equipment for the trains at its production site in Vasteras, Sweden. The coaches will be produced in Germany at Bombardier's Hennigsdorf and Gorlitz plants, while the bogies will be produced in Siegen.

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