Bombardier receives $121 million order

Bombardier has received a $121 million Cdn order from Swedish railway company, Skånetrafiken for the delivery of 11 additional three-car Contessa interregional trains.

Bombardier Transportation has received an order from Swedish railway company Skånetrafiken for the delivery of 11 additional three-car Bombardier Contessa interregional trains. The order is valued at approximately $121 million Cdn (MSEK 700).

The new vehicles, which are scheduled for delivery starting in the spring of 2005, will be put in service in the southern Swedish region of Skåne as well as over the Öresund bridge linking Sweden and Denmark. The order entails an option for a further 19 three-car trains.

The Contessa electric multiple units have been in service in Denmark and Sweden since the inauguration of the Öresund Bridge in July 2000. Four different customers operate a total of 56 three-car trains, 21 of which are operated by Skånetrafiken.

The trains will be produced by Bombardier at its Västerås and Kalmar facilities in Sweden. The bogies will be manufactured at its site in Derby, UK.