Belgian trains contract

Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract to assemble certain sections of Siemens’ Desiro ML multiple-unit trains on order from Belgian National Railways.


Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Siemens to assemble part of Siemens’ Desiro ML multiple-unit trains on order from Belgian National Railways (SNCB).


The contract contains an initial firm order of 115 trains, with an option of 85 more.


The initial firm order is valued at approximately €168m (£141.4m) and covers the procurement and manufacturing activities for the painting, end-assembly and testing of the vehicles, as well as the commissioning for SNCB.


The work will be carried out at Bombardier Transportation’s site in Bruges, Belgium, where the company designs and manufactures transport technologies.


Deliveries are scheduled from March 2012 to January 2014.