The Climate is Right for Trains: Innovations From Bombardier
Transportation Take Center Stage at InnoTrans 2008
BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - Innovative rail
products, a record number of seven vehicles on display including two
vehicle world premieres and the launch of a breakthrough portfolio of
energy- and cost-saving technologies will form the core of Bombardier
Transportation's participation at this year's InnoTrans 2008 (23-26
September) in Berlin. Presenting its extensive product range under
the motto, "The Climate is Right for Trains", the global market
leader in rail technology has significantly increased its exhibition
areas both at its indoor stand and on its open-air grounds compared
to InnoTrans 2006.
As InnoTrans is by far the biggest fair for the rail industry,
Bombardier Transportation's highlights will include the double
world-premieres of the new BOMBARDIER TALENT 2 regional train and the
BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Berlin tram. In addition to these and other
vehicles in the outdoor exhibition area, Bombardier Transportation
will also launch BOMBARDIER ECO4, a new portfolio of technologies,
products and services for total train performance.
"We believe that our industry is facing great opportunities today,"
said Andre Navarri, President of Bombardier Transportation before the
start of InnoTrans 2008 in Berlin. "As the cost of energy and the
need to improve efficient performance are challenging rail operators
globally, Bombardier is playing a key role in shaping sustainable
mobility for the 21st century. Responding to our customers' needs, we
are delivering cutting-edge products to rail operators to optimize
efficiency and environmental performance. That is why we believe:
That the climate has never been better for trains from Bombardier,"
Bombardier Transportation Vehicles and Major Products on Display at
TALENT 2 regional train
The TALENT 2 represents a new era in regional and suburban rail
transport and sets completely new standards in technology, safety,
traveling comfort and design. The two- to six-car electrical units
are fully air-conditioned, equipped with modern passenger information
displays and can be arranged flexibly and individually on account of
their modular construction. With high acceleration and up to two
sliding plug doors on each side of the car, the TALENT 2 offers ideal
conditions for speedy regional and suburban railway traffic, among
other things as a basic model in the vehicle fleet of the DB Regio
starting in autumn 2009. The TALENT 2 will be unveiled by the
Deutsche Bahn CEO, Hartmut Mehdorn and Andre Navarri, President
Bombardier Transportation, on September 23, 2008, the first day of
FLEXITY Berlin light rail vehicle
Another world-premiere, the new FLEXITY Berlin tram is tailored to
fulfill all requirements placed on modern public transport in urban
areas. The 100% low-floor vehicles feature wide double doors, level
entrances, generous passenger compartments and air-conditioned driver
and passenger areas. They can be delivered as a uni- or
bi-directional specification and feature regenerative braking in
order to minimize energy consumption. Together with the Berliner
Verkehrsbetriebe BVG, Bombardier Transportation based the design on
the classic Bauhaus style. The FLEXITY Berlin tram will be presented
to the public at a ceremony given by BVG on Friday, September 19, in
FLEXITY Frankfurt light rail vehicle
As part of an extensive renewal program, Frankfurt am Main has
increased its light rail vehicle fleet by 146 state-of-the-art
FLEXITY Frankfurt, consistent in design with the proven platform of
Bombardier' successful FLEXITY tram family. For high operational
flexibility, the FLEXITY Frankfurt can be delivered in two different
lengths (25m and 50m).
Hybrid AGC regional train
The new Hybrid AGC (Autorail Grande Capacite) train is the world's
first dual-mode (electrical and diesel) and dual-voltage regional
train. The Hybrid AGC uses an electric drive system on electrified
stretches and is powered by a diesel engine on non-electrified
stretches. It can seamlessly switch between the two modes. An
extended front guarantees higher crash safety - thereby making the
AGC one of the safest trains in the world.
BOMBARDIER SPACIUM 3.O6 commuter train
This new generation of commuter trains for the Ile de France and
greater Paris regions are setting new standards in modern,
comfortable commuter rail transportation. The trains feature extra
wide bodies of 3.06 meters, high visibility throughout, CCTV for
added security, an IP based information and communications system. A
total of 800 to 1,000 passengers can be accommodated, over half of
them seated. A modern design boasts smooth curves and vivid colors,
the train also features an LED-based lighting and a state-of-the-art
Passenger Information and Entertainment System.
BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotive
One of the biggest success stories in European rail transport is the
TRAXX locomotive family to be presented in both the diesel-electric
as well as the electric multi-system specifications. It covers a
modular platform of locomotives for all major catenary systems in
Europe. The locomotives are all designed for cross-border traffic.
The four TRAXX locomotive types AC, MS, DC and DE have a high degree
of commonality, resulting in significant life cycle cost savings for
rail operators. Of the two TRAXX locomotives presented, the TRAXX
F140 MS multi-system locomotive can be deployed freely within four
catenary systems and is already pre-configured for the future
European train control and safety systems ETCS/ERTMS. The TRAXX F140
DE diesel-electric locomotive comes with a new engine generation,
which will reduce emissions significantly.
BOMBARDIER FLEXX Track System
Another innovative product is based on Bombardier Transportation's
mechatronic platform and will wrap up the company's presentations.
The showcased FLEXX Track system is a sensor-based measurement tool
designed to monitor track conditions and evaluate their deterioration
over time. In addition, InnoTrans will see the new FLEXX Tronic
technology, one of Bombardier's new ECO4 products, developed to
overcome the limitations of conventional bogies with passive steering
and suspension elements.
New EcoActive Technologies Combine to Maximize Energy, Efficiency,
Economy, and Ecology for Operators
In addition to the two world premieres and new vehicles presented,
Bombardier Transportation will also launch ECO4, an innovative
portfolio of technologies, products and services that maximize energy
efficient operation and total train performance. With these
technologies, Bombardier Transportation is first in the industry to
create a new formula for total train performance with a portfolio
that is operable and can create substantial overall energy savings of
up to 50%.
The ECO4 family of EcoActive technologies include these technologies:
- AeroEfficient Optimized Train Shaping: software that enables
reduction in aerodynamic drag by 25 per cent, saving energy for
- ThermoEfficient Climatization System: An intelligent, low-energy
interior climate concept for all rail vehicles, helping to improve
comfort levels for passengers while saving energy.
- BOMBARDIER MITRAC Permanent Magnet Motor: A modern engine
technology enabling an increase of propulsion chain efficiency.
- BOMBARDIER EBI Drive 50 Driver Assistance System: A software that
can help save up to 15 per cent of traction energy by assisting the
driver with information on speed and traction force.
- C.L.E.A.N. Diesel Power Pack: A propulsion system for DMUs in the
660 kW class meeting the exhaust emission limits Stage III-B. This
technology is now production-ready in conformity with EU emission
guidelines that will come into effect in 2012.
- BOMBARDIER EnerGplan Simulation Tool: A simulation tool for
energy-optimized total transit systems.
- MITRAC Energy Saver: Regenerative braking that saves up to 30 per
cent of energy by storing it in ultracapacitors while braking and
re-using it when needed.
- BOMBARDIER PRIMOVE Catenary-free Operation: This new and unique
solution allows operation of trams without overhead wires. The power
is transferred safely and contactlessly from the ground. The system
also includes the MITRAC Energy Saver.
- BOMBARDIER FLEXX Tronic Technology: This technology provides unique
functionalities for Active Radial Steering and Bogie Stabilization,
leading to less wheel and rail wear, thus offering considerably
extended maintenance and exchange intervals.
- Energy Management Control System: A device monitoring the train's
fuel and electric consumption while in service for a detailed
analysis in order to review a track's set-up.
Bombardier Transportation Media Activities InnoTrans 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Event: Presentation of FLEXITY Berlin (organized by BVG)
Location: Strabenbahnbetriebshof Lichtenberg, Siegfriedstr. 30-45,
Monday, September 22, 2008
Event: Bombardier Transportation International Press Conference on
InnoTrans 2008 with Andre Navarri, President Bombardier
Location: Bombardier Transportation Headquarters, Schoneberger Ufer 1,
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Event: World Premiere of TALENT 2 with Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO Deutsche
Bahn AG, and Andre Navarri, President Bombardier
Location: InnoTrans 2008, Bombardier outdoor exhibition area (FA/6),
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Event: "TRAXX on New Tracks" - Handover of TRAXX F140 MS to
Belgian National Railways SNCB
Location: InnoTrans 2008 Bombardier outdoor exhibition area (FA/6), in
front of TRAXX MS locomotive
Note to Editors:
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin,
Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed
base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the
broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the
global rail sector.
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, 2008, were $17.5 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 www.bombardier.com.
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