Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has been named as the preferred bidder for a major rolling stock order to be produced for the United Kingdom’s Department of Transport.
The UK government today announced it has awarded the East Anglia franchise to Abellio East Anglia, who will operate the franchise starting October 2016. The franchise includes rolling stock and Abellio has selected Bombardier to supply British-built carriages. The contract is expected to be finalized within the next few weeks.
As a rapidly growing metropolis, London is facing an increased demand for improved mobility and connectivity to its surrounding cities. Bombardier has been a key contributor in shaping the development of transportation in the UK and provides mobility solutions from metros to intercity trains as well as the full range of service and maintenance offerings. Bombardier remains committed to providing proven solutions along the rail industry value chain. This announcement reinforces Bombardier’s commitment to providing long term customer value to operators and passengers worldwide.