Bombardier Wins Contract for 24 Low-Floor FLEXITY Classic Trams in Krakow

7/23/2010, 12:07 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - July 23, 2010) - Bombardier Transportation,
together with consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe, has been selected to supply 24
low-floor BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Classic trams for the Polish operator Miejskie
Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne SA (MPK) in Krakow. The order is valued at
approximately 59 million euros (76 million US) with Bombardier's share amounting
to approximately 40 million euros (52 million US).The first tram is scheduled to
be delivered in March 2012. The trams will be manufactured at Bombardier's site
in Bautzen, Germany.

Germar Wacker, President, Light Rail Vehicles, Bombardier Transportation said:
"MPK Krakow is once again choosing Bombardier as a supplier of proven urban
transport solutions. We are honoured to be able to continue playing an active
role in the enhancement of sustainable urban transport in Krakow following the
supply of 50 vehicles between 2000 and 2008."

Janusz Kucmin, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation in
Poland, added: "We are proud that MPK has decided to order trams from Bombardier
for the fourth time already. With this order, the FLEXITY Classic low-floor tram
fleet owned by MPK Krakow, will be increased to 74 vehicles."

The new FLEXITY Classic vehicles are 32 meters long trams with a width of 2.4
meters and offer a capacity for 229 passengers. Five wide double-door and two
single-door entrances ensure a rapid passenger flow, multi-purpose areas provide
space for pushchairs and wheel-chair users. Air-conditioning in the passenger
compartment, as well as a passenger information system provide high travel

More than 1,500 FLEXITY vehicles from Bombardier are already in successful
revenue service. Overall Bombardier now has more than 2,800 trams and light rail
vehicles operating or on order in cities across Europe, Australia and North
America. Low-floor FLEXITY trams are operating in Poland in the cities of
Gdansk, Lodz and Krakow.

About Bombardier Transportation Poland

Bombardier Transportation's commitment to the Polish market manifests itself
through long-term investments in four production sites. Today, the company
employs about 1,200 people in Wroclaw, Lodz, Katowice and Warsaw. The wide range
of activities covers manufacturing of steel bodies, bogie frames and electrical
equipment for rolling stock in Wroclaw, design and manufacture of rail traffic
control systems in Warsaw and Katowice, as well as electrical device servicing
in Lodz.

About Bombardier Transportation

As a global leader in rail technology, Bombardier Transportation 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 has its headquarters in Berlin,
Germany and is present 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
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