A consortium comprised of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom has received orders from the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to manufacture additional 30 IC-Bt steering cars and 21 IC-2000 second-class cars.
SBB has also rdered the refurbishment of 16 IC-2000 dining cars. The total value of the orders is approximately $190 million Cdn (170 million Swiss Francs). Bombardier’s share as consortium leader is approximately $159 million Cdn (142 million Swiss Francs).
The steering cars are scheduled to be delivered from April 2004 until February 2005, the IC-2000 double-deck cars from December 2003 until June 2004. The first refurbished dining cars should resume operation already in June 2003.
Production of these new double-deck cars and steering cars will take place at Bombardier’s facility in Pratteln, Switzerland. Bombardier’s site in Dunakesi, Hungary will participate in the modernization of the dining cars. Alstom will supply the bogies from its plant in Neuhausen, Switzerland.