Downer Bombardier wins Western Australia rail car contract

Downer EDI Limited has announced that it had been awarded a contract, through a 50:50 joint venture with Bombardier Transportation Australia, with Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority (PTA) for the supply of passenger rail cars.

The value of the contract is more than $160 million, of which Downer’s share is in excess of $80 million.

Downer Bombardier will supply 15, three car, single-deck electric trains to grow the PTA’s existing B Series fleet.

The trains will be manufactured at Downer’s facility in Maryborough, Queensland and delivered progressively from September 2013.

The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said the announcement builds on Downer’s strong and long standing relationship with the PTA:

“Downer Bombardier has been supplying the PTA with trains since 1991 and we are very pleased to continue our partnership in order to provide essential services to the people of Perth and the state’s growing public transport network.”

Downer’s rail division has over 100 years experience and is the leading provider and maintainer of passenger and freight rolling stock in Australia.

The division’s broad range of capabilities and expertise includes passenger cars, locomotives, freight wagons and light rail.


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