Bombardier Secures $4.7B Queensland Train Contract

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Canadian engineering giant Bombardier says its leading a consortium that has secured a 3.0-billion-euro ($A4.7 billion) contract to supply trains and maintenance services to Queensland.

“The Queensland government today announced its order of 75 new six-car trains, maintenance services for a period of 30 years and the construction of a purpose-built maintenance centre under a 32-year public-private partnership,” Bombardier said in a statement.

The consortium comprised Bombardier Transportation, John Laing, ITOCHU Corporation and Uberior, with Bombardier’s share valued at about $A2.9 billion.

The trains, which will be built in India, will be used for commuter services in South East Queensland, Bombardier said.

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