The mobility and train technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from Indias National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) to build and deliver commuter and intracity cars for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut semi-high-speed rail corridor. The contract also includes comprehensive maintenance services of trains under the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).
The Award by NCRTC is valued at approximately $340 million and the customer has a provision to exercise an option of additional 90 cars and two years of maintenance. The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut semi-high-speed rail corridor project detail includes:
With an expected ridership of 800,000 a day, Indias first semi-high-speed rail corridor will connect Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut with a new 82km line
Travel time be reduced by 75 per cent enabling passengers from Delhi to reach Meerut in less than 60 minutes
Indias first rail project to include maintenance scope as part of rolling stock tender process
In February 2020: Bombardier has announced the expansion of its London Biggin Hill service centre, in the U.K. The new service centre is expected to operational in mid-2022.The new 250,000 square feet service centre will replace the companys existing hangars and it will provide extended maintenance support and reinforce Bombardiers customer service experience in the region.
Bombardier, headquartered in Montréal, Canada, is a world-leading manufacturer of planes and trains. Bombardier provides innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems, services. With 60 production and engineering sites in 28 countries, Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industrys broadest portfolio.
The company has more than 68,000 employees all over the world. The company provides a full spectrum of rail, commercial airplane and aircraft solutions ranging from e-mobility technology to data-driven maintenance services.