Bombardier Wins $120m Brazilian Contract

25 June 2009 (Last Updated June 25th, 2009 18:30)

Brazil's transit operator Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (CMSP) has awarded a 383m reals ($193m) contract to a consortium led by Canada's Bombardier Transportation to modernise 156 passenger rail cars. Under the contract, Bombardier will work with two Brazilian companies, Temo

Brazil's transit operator Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (CMSP) has awarded a 383m reals ($193m) contract to a consortium led by Canada's Bombardier Transportation to modernise 156 passenger rail cars.

Under the contract, Bombardier will work with two Brazilian companies, Temoinsa and Tejofran, to update the 26 six-car trains.

Bombardier's share of the contract is 238m reals ($120m).

The consortium will work to modernise the 30-year-old electric multiple units operating on CMSP's Metro Line 1-Blue in Sao Paulo.

The modernisation plan includes renovating door systems and bogies as well as the installation of new interiors, propulsion systems, communication and air-conditioning systems.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in August 2010.