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Bombardier to Deliver 22 Additional Francilien Trains for STIF and SNCF in France

- The Francilien fleet is currently the best performing fleet in Ile-de-France

BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 -- Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that SNCF has exercised an option for 22 additional Francilien commuter EMUs. The order, co-financed by STIF, the Ile-de-France transportation authority, and SNCF, is valued at approximately 162 million euro ($218 million US). It is part of the initial 2006 contract with SNCF for up to 372 trains for the Ile-de-France. With this order, a total of 194 Francilien trains have been ordered.

The 22 additional trains will be delivered by the end of 2016 and will be rolled out on SNCF Transilien lines H and K in order to complete the fleet modernization and continue to increase the level of passenger comfort and punctuality. At present, 136 Bombardier Francilien trains operate from the Paris stations Gare du Nord, Gare de L'Est and Gare Saint Lazare.

The Francilien's outstanding performance ensures a high level of customer satisfaction in terms of reliability and quality. According to SNCF, nine out of 10 Line H passengers are satisfied with the service, as a result of the improvement of transportation conditions, punctuality, on-board information and comfort. Line H, which operates with a Francilien fleet, has the Transilien SNCF network's highest punctuality rate of 95%.

More than 300 Bombardier employees are fully dedicated to the Francilien. Bombardier is delivering three trains per month, with an unprecedented level of delivery quality recognised by the customer. This is also thanks to suppliers and subcontractors who did their best to follow the pace in terms of delivery and quality. The tightly knit cooperation between SNCF and Bombardier teams, both at project and commissioning levels, is key to this outcome. Bombardier's Crespin site recently won the 2014 SNCF Prize for best site and builder.

"Due to the current pressure on the SNCF Transilien network, our clients STIF and SNCF demand high levels of reliability and performance to ensure smooth transportation for around three million commuters daily," said Laurent Troger, President, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Transportation. "This ultra-modern, spacious, highly automated train is designed to solve such capacity and punctuality challenges in highly densely populated areas. It also has won the hearts of passengers, who appreciate its comfort and contemporary design on board."

The Francilien commuter train is an extra-large, articulated, "tube" style train that provides exceptional space for passengers, allowing wide seats and especially wide doors to increase the ease and speed of passenger flow. Each train consists of seven or eight carriages in a single unit and it can also be operated as a double or triple unit. The capacity of the trains will vary from 800 to 1,000 passengers, depending on the configuration and layout. The new train is designed for maximum comfort, safety and security and is based on Bombardier's proven technology already in commercial service, such as BOMBARDIER FLEXX Compact bogies and BOMBARDIER MITRAC Converter, drive, and train control and management system.

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 Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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BOMBARDIER, FLEXX, MITRAC and ECO4 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Francilien and Regio 2N are trademarks of third parties.


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