Our projects

Aerospace

Bombardier Belfast has substantial partnership roles in all Bombardier’s families of aircraft.  Further details on these programmes are available on the Manufacturing page. 

Transportation

At Bombardier, it is our mission to provide trains that prioritise comfort and accessibility for today’s passengers and transport systems that improve connectivity by bringing people more quickly and reliably to their destinations. And in all our products and equipment you will see tangible evidence of our commitment to delivering more sustainable transport.

We would like to share some of our projects and their unique challenges. In this way we hope to share with you our great pleasure in delivering transportation solutions that drive the evolution of mobility and make a difference to the communities they serve.

  • BOMBARDIER AVENTRA – World Class Proven Innovation

    With demand for rail services at an all-time high, train operators are under increasing pressure to provide additional capacity together with highly reliable services.

    Bombardier has an unparalleled reputation in manufacturing and maintaining trains for cities and networks throughout the world. We have already delivered more than 2,000 new generation Electrical

    Multiple Units (EMUs) for routes around London and the South East of England alone, with a proven track record and award-winning levels of reliability. Yet we set ourselves an even greater challenge: To develop a new generation of commuter train – the BOMBARDIER AVENTRA – that would outperform even our own best-in-class solution.

    The best global EM U technology has been consolidated in one concept to create the new world-class AVENTRA commuter train. Our wide-ranging expertise enables us to exploit advances in technology and adopt internationally proven solutions.

  • London Olympics - We move London

    During the London 2012 Olympics, Bombardier trains and services teams in the UK helped London’s rail transport operators carry more passengers than ever before without any major disruption.

    Bombardier supported 9 train operators and more than 800 Bombardier trains on key routes into and around London, helping London’s rail transport network carry more passengers than ever before without any major disruption.

    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London: "Whilst the combined team is already highly committed and used to working behind the scenes to deliver reliable, safe trains, the Olympics encouraged them to raise the bar even higher."

    Steve Murphy, Managing Director at London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL) said: “Thank you for a job very well done over the Olympics. Our 378s carried more than 6.7 million passengers during the Games on over 17,000 services and delivered a PPM of more than 98%. In addition, your staff at all key locations were unfailingly proactive and committed.” 

  • FLEXITY Swift for Manchester

    Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM ’s) Metrolink system is set to become the UK’s largest tram network by 2016 under its current expansion programme. As part of the expansion plans, Bombardier and its consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe are supplying a total of 94 FLEXITY Swift trams for the city - the travelling public is already impressed with the modern, reliable vehicles, which first appeared on Manchester’s popular light rail system around 2 years ago.

  • Victoria Line Upgrade

    The Victoria Line Upgrade (VLU) started in earnest in 2005. Transportation demands in London are increasing dramatically, so to meet projected growth; London Underground set the goal of increasing overall passenger capacity by 21 % through the introduction of a 33 trains per hour timetable.

    As the first upgrade of an automatic railway the VLU was a significant and challenging undertaking for our teams, with the project scope including a fleet of 47 new trains built by Bombardier Transportation, new automatic signalling and line control system as well as significant infrastructure works.

    As the first upgrade of an automatic railway the VLU was a significant and challenging undertaking for our teams, with the project scope including a fleet of 47 new trains built by Bombardier Transportation, new automatic signalling and line control system as well as significant infrastructure works.

  • Fleet maintenance – The hidden service differentiator

    Bombardier Transportation is used to the attention directed to the new trains it delivers worldwide. Yet it has an equally significant Services business, dedicated to supporting customers throughout the lifecycle of their rolling stock.

    Bombardier’s serice capability enables its customers to benefit not only from extensive expertise in engineering but also from a global materials supply network and component overhaul capability. In the UK alone, Bombardier services more than 5,200 vehicles – from intercity and regional trains, including electrical and diesel multiple units, to metros and light rail vehicles. Fleet management packages can range from full service provision, ensuring fleets are service-ready every day, through to the supply of specific spares and/or technical support.

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