One-third of Bombardier Transportation\u2019s order intake was achieved in the fourth quarter. \u201cOrder intake for the year reflects project wins across geographies, with notable contract awards in Europe, led by SNCF\u2019s repeat order in France, in Asia led by the Singapore metro contract, and North America with airport and mass transit mobility solutions for Phoenix and Los Angeles,\u201d Bombardier says. The division\u2019s order backlog reached $US 34.5bn at the end of 2018.\r\n\r\nServices and signalling contracts increased to account for more than 34% of total revenue in 2018. Bombardier says this is due to a growing focus on integrated solutions for customers.\r\n\r\nEbit before special items increased by 2% from $US 738m in 2017 to $US 750m in 2018. Ebit margin before special items dropped from 8.6% to 8.4%. Bombardier Transportation says it expects to increase Ebit margins before special items to about 9% this year.\r\n\r\nEbitda before special items also rose by 2% from $US 836m to $US 851m last year.\r\nProject delays\r\nBombardier Transportation says it has several legacy projects awaiting system integration and certification, including new EMUs for London Overground\u2019s Barking - Gospel Oak line, LRVs for Innsbruck Transport Authority (IVB), Twindexx trains for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), and M7 coaches being supplied jointly with Alstom for Belgian National Railways (SNCB). Bombardier says it expects to \u201csubstantially complete deliveries on most of these projects\u201d in 2019.