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Bombardier wins $77m Metro Trains signalling deal

Bombardier will provide 10 years of ongoing services for the Melbourne Metro tunnel project’s new rail control system, under a newly-awarded deal worth roughly $77 million.

Bombardier Transportation Australia managing director Andrew Dudgeon said on April 19 the company has an ongoing commitment to improving urban mobility across Melbourne.

“Bombardier’s range of signalling services will enhance rail network performance and greatly improve the passenger experience,” Dudgeon said.

The Berlin-headquartered Bombardier Transportation is part of the Rail Systems Alliance which won the contract to install a high-capacity rail control solution for the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project.

The signalling deal is far from Bombardier’s only contract in the Victorian space – the company manufactures its E-Class trams for Melbourne’s tram network, as well as its VLocity rail cars for the state’s regional railways.

For the Metro Tunnel, Bombardier says it will provide its full-service package from its OPTIFLO rail control services solution, including the advanced EBI tool Maintenance and Diagnostics Centre (MDC), which is designed to provide intelligent data analysis and predictive functionalities to prevent failures.

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