Transport for London Announces Bombardier as Winning Bidder for Crossrail

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2014) - Bombardier today confirmed that it has been notified by Transport for London (TfL) and The Department for Transport (DfT) of their intention to award a contract to deliver rolling stock and a new depot for Crossrail. The intended contract between TfL and Bombardier covers the supply, delivery and maintenance of 65 new trains and a depot at Old Oak Common. The contract award is subject to a 10 day standstill period. Dr. Francis Paonessa, Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation UK, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been recommended as the winning bidder for the Crossrail rolling stock and depot contract and look forward to closing the contract with the customer. This is a resounding endorsement of our proposed BOMBARDIER AVENTRA train for Crossrail, which has proudly been designed and developed in the UK as an iconic and world-technology leading train for London. Today's decision is a credit to the efforts of our entire workforce in the UK, including our 1,600 strong Derby-based design, engineering and manufacturing team who form a global centre of excellence for the rail industry, as well as our outstanding maintenance teams who support train operators right across the country and particularly in London as demonstrated during the London 2012 Olympics." About Bombardier Transportation Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, 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 for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. About Bombardier Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier. Note to Editors For news releases, related material and photos, visit our media centre at Follow Bombardier Transportation on Twitter @BombardierRail. BOMBARDIER, AVENTRA and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. FOR INFORMATION Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9794 2223 John Ince, Canada: +1 450 441 3007 Marc Laforge, China: +86 10 8517 2268 Flora Long, France, Benelux and North Africa: +33 6 07 78 95 38 Anne Froger, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe: +49 30 98607 1134 Immo von Fallois, India and Japan: +91 7 838 660 093 Harsh Mehta, Mexico: +52 55 5093 7714 Paulina Ortega, Middle East: +44 1332 266031 Emma Brett, Nordic and Baltic Countries: +46 10 852 5213 Pär Isaksson, South East Asia: +65 6478 6235 Evon Lam, Southern Africa and Israel: +49 30 98607 1147 Sandy Roth, UK: +44 7971 850 606 Jeanette Bowden, USA: +1 450 441 3007 Maryanne Roberts, Andrew Robinson Newgate Communications Mobile: +44 7975 893 894 Tel: + 44 20 7680 6562 Public Affairs: RLM Finsbury Hugo Fitzgerald Mobile: +44 7881 612 409 Bombardier Transportation This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Bombardier Transportation via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1759756]