London calling for Bombardier

Bombardier announced today that it has been awarded $94 million from Docklands Light Railway, London, for 24 light rail cars.

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Docklands Light Railway in London, for the design and build of 24 automatically guided light rail cars together with an option for a further nine vehicles. The contract has a value of approximately $94 million.

Should the option be exercised, the total order would amount to approximately $126 million (€98 million). The new vehicles, which will manufactured at Bombardier’s Bautzen plant in Germany, are scheduled to be delivered between May 2007 and September 2008.

Jonathan Fox, Director of Docklands Light Railway, commented: “The continued success of DLR and the growth of its widening catchment area requires new extensions and the upgrading of the Bank to Lewisham route. The new vehicles will serve these routes and give our increasing number of travellers a more comfortable journey.”

The Docklands Light Railway system currently has 94 Bombardier vehicles in passenger service.