Siemens and Bombardier to Deliver 121 Double-deck Intermediate Coaches to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)

Tuesday, 02. September 2008 14:46
BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - September 02, 2008) - The consortium,
Siemens Transportation Systems and Bombardier Transportation has
received an order from the Swiss Federal Railways (Schweizerische
Bundesbahnen SBB) for the supply of 121 low-floor intermediate
double-deck coaches, of which 113 will be delivered to the SBB and 8
to the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn (SZU). The contract is valued at
approximately 189 million euros ($277 million US), with a foreseeable
option of 40 additional coaches. Siemens' share amounts to up to 122
million euros ($179 million US) and Bombardier's share amounts to up
to 67 million euros ($98 million US) Deliveries are scheduled between
mid October 2010 and March 2016.

The carbody will be manufactured by Siemens in Vienna, Austria while
Bombardier's site in Villeneuve (VD) will be responsible for the
final assembly and commissioning, which will be carried out with
support from the Bombardier site in Zurich-Oerlikon.

The double-deck coaches have been designed to meet the challenging
requirements of offering maximum capacity and optimized arrangements
for the handicapped, while maintaining the highest level of passenger
comfort for commuter and regional traffic. Easy access is made
possible by the low-floor entries, while the vestibules and corridors
are designed to optimize passenger flow. The coaches are also
equipped with the latest handicapped toilets.

Additional features include a cantilever seating system (unattached
to the floor) that creates both additional floor-space for increased
comfort and safety and also facilitates cleaning and maintenance. The
coaches will feature state-of-the-art air-conditioning and a modern
passenger information system.

"We are proud to be a part of the team that will deliver these new
double-deck coaches to SBB", said Alfred Ruckstuhl, Chief Country
Representative for Bombardier Transportation Switzerland. "We are
happy that our site, Villeneuve, will benefit from the workload that
this order will bring", he added.

"We are pleased to have won another order for rolling stock from the
SBB. The double-deck coaches are equipped with the most modern
technology and will enhance the quality and increase the capacity for
the S-Bahn Zurich", said Siegfried Gerlach, CEO Siemens Switzerland.

Note to Editors:

About Siemens

The Siemens Mobility Division (Erlangen, Germany) is the
internationally leading provider of transportation and logistics
solutions. With its "Complete Mobility" approach, the Division is
focused on networking the various modes of transportation in order to
ensure the efficient transport of people and goods. Complete Mobility
combines the company's competence in operations control systems for
railways and traffic control systems for roadways together with
solutions for airport logistics, postal automation, rail
electrification and rolling stock for mass transit, regional and
mainline services, as well as forward-looking service concepts.
www.siemens.com/mobility

About Bombardier Transportation in Switzerland

Bombardier Transportation employs around 750 staff in Switzerland,
mainly located in the sites of Zurich, Villeneuve and Winterthur. The
Swiss management board is based at the site of Zurich, which also
hosts the sales, engineering and services of trams, trains and
locomotives for the Swiss market and offers a broad product, services
and maintenance portfolio for operators.

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.

About Bombardier

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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Germany, Austria, Central and Eastern Europe
Heiner Spannuth
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Switzerland
Fiona Flannery
+41 44 318 29 91
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Jonny Hedberg
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Guy Hendrix
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