- Winning Rail Business Award’s Rail Engineer of the Future underscores Bombardier’s commitment to investing in the next generation of rail engineers
- Rail technology leader was also recognized as Transport Supplier of the Year at the London Transport Awards
London, March 7, 2016 – Bombardier Transportation is celebrating its success at two rail industry awards recently held in London. The first was winning the Rail Engineer of the Future category at the prestigious Rail Business Awards held on February 25. Bombardier was also Highly Commended in the Rolling Stock category at this event. The second success was at the London Transport Awards where Bombardier won the Transport Supplier of the Year award on March 3.
Vehicle Design Engineer Ben Parry, who recently completed Bombardier’s Graduate programme, won the Rail Engineer of the Future category at the Rail Business Awards. This award, seeks to recognise young rail engineering talent. The judges noted that Ben had excelled during his training programme, showing real innovation and skill. Whilst at Bombardier he has developed a progressive solution for train weight-saving and also leads the promotion of his industry and profession through the Young Rail Professionals organization (YRP), where he is National Treasurer. Both these initiatives demonstrate a strong grasp of the issues affecting rail’s future.
Together with project partners Transport for London (TfL) and London Overground Rail Operations (LOROL), Bombardier Transportation was also Highly Commended at the Rail Business Awards in the Rolling Stock Excellence category. Bombardier provided 57 additional Class 378 BOMBARDIER ELECTROSTAR vehicles, used by TfL to turn their existing four-car fleet (also supplied by Bombardier) into five-car versions, operating on London Overground Lines. This was achieved through close collaboration with both TfL and LOROL, during a period of intensive and time critical change to the depot, stabling and station infrastructure to accommodate the longer trains, whilst maintaining fleet availability levels.
The London Transport Awards recognise excellence in transport and reward innovation and progress for transport initiatives in London.
Peter Doolin, Bombardier Transportation’s Vice President Projects, Crossrail & London Underground, said, “The Transport Supplier of the Year award is yet more industry recognition for our teams in Derby and London, who have produced world class performance through the design and delivery of ground breaking fleets of trains for TfL. We also provide ongoing technical support and collaborate with our customer to develop continuous improvement, in a true one team approach.”
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,400 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
Bombardier is the world’s leading 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.
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