The leading rail transport engineering companies Hitachi Rail SpA and Bombardier Transportation has signed a $943 million contract with Italys primary train operator Trenitalia to supply 23 Frecciarossa 1000 very high-speed (VHS) trains.
- The Trenitalia signed agreement for the new Intermodalidad de Levante (ILSA) rail operation, a joint venture established by Trenitalia and Operador Ferroviario de Levante SL.
- The Hitachi and Bombardier contract value $943 million in a partnership involving company participation of approximately 60 per cent and 40 per cent respectively.
In May 2020: 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).
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.
Hitachi is a multinational conglomerate company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Hitachi is involved in the manufacture of electronic, healthcare and electrical equipment. It operates in Information and Telecommunication, Infrastructure Transportation, Electronic and Equipment, Power Systems, Construction Machinery and Others. The company has more than 296,000 employees globally.