Bombardier sponsors the 2011 General Assembly of the Latin American Association of Metros and Subways
BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2011) - Bombardier Transportation is presenting its world class rail solutions for Mexico and Latin America at the 25th General Assembly of the Latin American Association of Metros and Subways (ALAMYS). The event takes place in Guadalajara City, Mexico from today until November 24.
Bombardier is featuring its comprehensive portfolio of innovative, eco-friendly and technologically advanced rail solutions which enhance passenger comfort. During ALAMYS, Bombardier will show the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA 300 family of fully automated smart mobility solutions including Monorail, Advanced Rapid Transit and Automated People Movers. The BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 state-of-the-art rail control solutions that maximize the use of rail infrastructure and equipment will also be on display.
As a provider of a complete range of propulsion and control equipment for all types of rail vehicles, Bombardier will present the BOMBARDIER MITRAC technology that sets the standard of reliability and sustainability. Also, with its full scope of Services, Bombardier Transportation representatives will be on hand to demonstrate how market-leading expertise can deliver efficient, competitive and sustainable rail operations by helping customers minimize their operational costs and maximize revenues through extended asset lifetime.
"People around the world are beginning to think differently about their transportation needs and options, and are increasingly looking to rail for longer-term solutions," said André Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation. "As the industry's rail technology leader, we have developed a full portfolio of proven and future-oriented city-focused public transport solutions."
"Balancing the need for mobility and the impact of the world's transportation systems on the environment, competitiveness and quality of life has become a pressing issue in all regions of the world. More and more cities, including in Latin America, are adopting new and sustainable modes of rail-based mass transportation," Navarri added.
Bombardier Transportation began establishing a manufacturing footprint in Mexico almost twenty years ago. Today, with sites in Ciudad Sahagun, state of Hidalgo and Huehuetoca, state of Mexico,it designs, manufactures, and provides maintenance services to metro, light rail, Advanced Rapid Transit, train, locomotives and other rail vehicles.
"Bombardier Transportation is the most important supplier of rolling stock in the Mexican market, with more than 70 per cent of all the passenger rail vehicles in service today in Mexico. We are delighted that ALAMYS is holding its exhibition in Mexico where we can demonstrate how our innovative rail solutions are shaping the future of mobility," said Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation, North America.
As the world's leading provider of mass transit solutions on rail, Bombardier Transportation offers the full scope of answers to today's urban mobility challenges. The success of BOMBARDIERMOVIA metro vehicles is acknowledged by operators around the world, with more than 3,900 MOVIA metro cars ordered to date. More than 7 billion people every year use Bombardier's proven metro cars in cities from Montréal, New York and Paris to Shanghai, London and New Delhi among many others.
Bombardier also offers the industry's most complete portfolio of light rail solutions with a strong reputation for performance and reliability, having supplied 3,500 trams and light rail vehicles to approximately 100 cities in more than 20 countries. The BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram is its newest tram vehicle type, based on the highly successful FLEXITY family of trams and light rail vehicles, which were the first in the industry to combine 100 per cent low-floor technology with conventional wheel-set bogies.
Beyond rail, the innovative BOMBARDIER PrimoveCity program promises to reshape mass transportation by providing a common technology for all forms of electric vehicles, including trams, buses, trucks, taxis and cars. No other solution provides comparable benefits of charging, power, flexibility, safety and intermodality. The PrimoveCity solution utilizes inductive energy transfer from a magnetic field created by underground cables. The technology ensures reliable performance even under adverse weather and ground conditions such as snow, rain, ice, sand or water.
ALAMYS is the Latin American Association of Metros and Subways founded in 1986 by 11 signing countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. It has 41 members, including Mexico City's Collective Transport System Metro; the Electrical Urban Transport System of Guadalajara and Metrorrey from Monterrey City, amongst others. For more information visit http://www.alamys.org/
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. BOMBARDIERECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
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 January 31, 2011, were $17.7 billion, 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 or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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