- Bombardier Transportation recognised for significant contribution to the London Underground project
- Key upgrade project includes the UK’s largest ever rolling stock contract
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won the Transport Supplier of the Year award at this year’s National Transport Awards held in London on 8th October 2015. The award recognized Bombardier’s delivery of the new sub-surface line fleet of BOMBARDIER MOVIA S stock metro trains, which are part of London Underground’s prestigious Sub Surface Line (SSL) investment programme.
David Waboso, Capital Programmes Director at London Underground, said, “Our new trains built by Bombardier in Derby have created thousands of jobs in the UK and have proved an instant hit with our customers, and it’s not hard to see why. These comfortable, spacious, accessible, air-conditioned trains will soon be serving 40 per cent of the Tube network and are a major factor in making the sub-surface Tube lines fit for the demands of the future.”
Per Allmer, Head of Western Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Bombardier Transportation said, “This award is further industry recognition of this excellent product, which is designed and built in Derby. It also highlights the contribution and dedication of every member of our project and customer support teams involved with this programme”.
Bombardier is producing 191 new trains for this upgrade project, which is the UK’s largest rolling stock contract executed to date. In total, this delivery will consist of 1,395 vehicles: 58 eight-car S8 units for the Metropolitan Line and 133 seven-car S7 units for the other sub-surface lines.
The MOVIA S stock metro trains already in service are delivering excellent levels of reliability, averaging in excess of 50,000 km between service affecting failures. The delivery of the new S stock fleet is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
In presenting the Transport Supplier of the Year award, the judges noted the trains’ improved capacity (25 per cent for the Circle Line), accessibility and comfort, together with reduced maintenance costs and energy savings from regenerative braking.
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