Italian job for Bombardier

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Bombardier Transportation announced today that it received a 250 million Euro order from Italy’s Trenitalia for the supply of 100 E464 locomotives.

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it received an order from Trenitalia (Italian Railways) for the supply of 100 E464 electric locomotives. The contract is valued at approximately 250 million Euros.

This new contract comes after an initial order for 50 units placed in 1996 followed by three additional options for 90, 100 and 48 units received in 1999, 2001 and 2003, respectively.

Deliveries of this new set of 100 locomotives are scheduled to take place between September 2005 and November 2007. Production of the new locomotives will overlap with the delivery schedule of the previous contract, scheduled to end by September 2006.

To make all the delivery schedules possible, the manufacturing rate will increase to a level of six locomotives per month. To date, Bombardier Transportation has delivered 240 out of 388 E464-type locomotives to Trenitalia.

The production of the locomotives will be undertaken at Bombardier’s site in Vado Ligure, Italy. Propulsion and electric equipment are to be supplied respectively by Bombardier’s sites in Mannheim, Germany and Trapaga, Spain.