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Bombardier Awarded Contract to Design and Supply an INNOVIA Monorail System in São Paulo, Brazil


São PauloMetro selects new generation INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for the Expresso Tiradentes mass transit line to benefit 500,000 daily riders

Bombardier Transportation, together with two consortium partners, announced today that it has won an order to design, supply and install a 24 kilometer BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system in São Paulo for Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (CMSP / São Paulo Metro). The total value of the contract is 2.46 billion reals (1.07 billion euro, $1.44 billion US) [1]. Bombardier’s share of the design-build contract is 1.40 billion reals (606 million euro, $816 million US) [1].

The new line, known as Expresso Tiradentes, will serve as an extension of the São Paulo Metro Line 2 and will have the capacity to transport 40,000 passengers per hour per direction between the Vila Prudente and Cidade Tiradentes urbanizations. This journey currently takes almost two hours and the new INNOVIA Monorail system will reduce the journey time to approximately 50 minutes, benefiting 500,000 users daily.

The Express Monotrilho Leste Consortium (Eastern Express Monorail Consortium) is lead by the Brazilian civil contractor Queiroz Galvão and incorporates construction firm Construtora OAS and Bombardier as an Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) equipment supplier. Bombardier will design and supply system-wide E&M elements for the 24 km, 17 station INNOVIA Monorail 300 system, including 54 seven-car trains (378 cars) with BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation as well as providing project management, systems engineering and integration, testing and commissioning for the new trains and signalling.

Engineering, design and testing for the Monorail vehicles will be centered at Bombardier’s site in Kingston, Canada. Manufacturing of the initial cars will be carried out by Bombardier in Pittsburgh, USA, and subsequent cars will be built in Brazil at Bombardier’s plant in Hortolândia. Phase One of the system is expected to open for passenger services by 2014.

Commenting on the announcement, André Navarri, President and COO of Bombardier Transportation, said: “To be selected by São Paulo Metro as the Monorail system supplier for the Expresso Tiradentes project is a great privilege. The introduction of our INNOVIA Monorail 300 system to this great city will increase mobility for citizens, reduce congestion, and benefit the local economy as well as the environment.” He added: “Our investment in local manufacturing is a key element in our project delivery plan and essential for Bombardier’s long-term participation in Brazil’s fast growing railway market.”

Eran Gartner, President Systems Division of Bombardier Transportation, added: “Our new INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for Sao Paulo is a game changer in the industry, as it allows fast construction of high capacity transit lines. With its advanced technology, the new system will dramatically improve the quality of life for thousands of residents by halving their daily commuting time and with its attractive aerodynamic design, the INNOVIA Monorail is set to become an iconic image on the São Paulo skyline.”

Bombardier brings to São Paulo the most extensive transit system experience in the industry and has previously supplied four other fully automated Monorail systems (Tampa, Newark, Jacksonville and Las Vegas in the United States). Bombardier is currently supplying the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system to Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the prestigious new King Abdullah Financial District.

About Bombardier in Brazil
Bombardier is established in Brazil as a supplier of rail equipment and services. It has a regional office in São Paulo and operation sites for services and signalling in four other locations, together employing over 150 people:

* Hortolândia (100 km from São Paulo) - heavy services and overhaul
* São Paulo – two maintenance centres supporting operator CPTM
* Salvador (state of Bahia) – service centre for the Salvador Subway signalling project.

Bombardier is currently delivering a significant contract to fully modernize 156 metro cars (26 six-car trains) for Metro São Paulo. It is also delivering an innovative traffic management system to Metro Lima, Peru, with a strong local contribution from the Bombardier team in Brazil. The Expresso Tiradentes Monorail project will further increase Bombardier’s industrial presence in Brazil with the establishment of vehicle manufacturing facilities at the Hortolândia site and the delivery, installation and integration of the Monorail system elements in São Paulo. In addition, strategic procurement for the project will focus on Brazilian suppliers.

About Systems Division
Bombardier’s Systems Division has delivered over 50 transportation systems around the world with an impressive combined ridership of 1.7 billion passenger journeys annually. The portfolio includes the driverless INNOVIA family of APM (automated people mover), ART (advanced rapid transit) and Monorail systems, as well as light rail, metro and intercity systems. Its turnkey solutions integrate Bombardier’s full range of expertise, including the vehicles, signalling, operations and maintenance services, project management and system integration, all underpinned by 40 years of experience in supplying and supporting transportation systems.

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at


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