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Bombardier wins India, Poland train orders

Bombardier Transportation has won orders for new trains from Poland and India in deals worth $107-million (U.S.) to the maker of commuter rail transit systems.

The Berlin-based unit of Canadian industrial giant Bombardier Inc. said Friday the company and its German partner Vossloh Kiepe were chosen to supply 24 low-floor trams for a Polish transit system in Krakow (Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne SA).

The order is worth approximately $76-million with Bombardier's share amounting to about $52-million.

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Later Friday, the company said it had won a $55-million order for 40 additional Movia city transit cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. The contract is a follow-on to the original order for 74 vehicles announced last month.

The trains will be built at a plant in Savli, India.

"Our manufacturing operations in India are growing from strength to strength, already producing vehicles at an impressive rate of one metro car each day," said Stephane Rambaud-Measson, president of Bombardier's passenger train division.

Meanwhile, the Polish trains will be manufactured at Bombardier's site in Bautzen, Germany and the first one is scheduled to be delivered in March, 2012.

The same transit system had also purchased 50 vehicles from Bombardier between 2000 and 2008.

The new Flexity Classic vehicles are 32 meters long trams with a width of 2.4 meters and offer a capacity for 229 passengers.

Bombardier said it has more than 2,800 trams and light rail vehicles operating or on order in cities across Europe, Australia and North America.

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