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BOMBARDIER ENTERS NEW MARKET WITH FIRST MODERN SIGNALLING SYSTEM FOR UZBEKISTAN

March 2007 — Berlin
Transportation

Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract by the Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co.Ltd. to install the first modern signalling system in Southern Uzbekistan, in consortium with Belam Riga - a Nortel Gold Solutions partner in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Baltics. Following on from their success as the first company to install a system in the Baltics and in Russia, Bombardier is now strengthening its position in that region by installing the first signalling system in the CIS.

The order from Uzbekistan Railways, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari, to Mitsui was awarded to a consortium led by Bombardier, with Belam as the junior partner for telecommunications and installation works. The total contract amount is approx. 29 million Euros. The Bombardier share is approx. 14 million Euros.

Bombardier will act as consortium leader towards Mitsui and will deliver the first modern signalling system in Uzbekistan, to be installed on the over 200 km long Tashguzar – Kumkurgan line, servicing 17 stations and consisting of Bombardier EBI* Lock 950 computer-based interlocking systems, object controllers and wayside equipment (point machines, LED signals, level crossings, axle counters and track circuits) as well as all design, engineering and installation supervision.

The systems will be produced in Sweden, and the signalling works will mainly be delivered by Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd., Russia as standard products. Delivery time is 30 months from the effective date which is expected in Quarter 2, 2007.

Anders Lindberg, President, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, said: "Uzbekistan is part of a potential CIS market of over 50,000 km of railways. This is a significant order for Bombardier as this will be the first delivery of modern signalling in the C.I.S., demonstrating Bombardier’s leadership in this market."

Commenting on this announcement, Per Allmér, Rail Control Solutions Regional Head for Nordic Countries and Baltics, added: "Bombardier delivered the first computer-based interlocking system in Russia in 2000 and has to date installed systems at 58 stations in Russia, and since 2001 has installed a further 12 in the Baltics. We are proud to be involved in this exciting era for the CIS as they develop their railway network".

Bombardier’s EBI Lock computer-based interlocking systems supervise and control wayside objects such as signals, point machines and level crossing protection. Building on nearly 30 years of experience, Bombardier has delivered more than 500 computer-based interlocking systems to 50 customers in 25 countries around the world.

Bombardier’s Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range Bombardier CITYFLO mass transit solutions from manual to fully automatic systems, as well as communication based systems, and Bombardier INTERFLO mainline solutions from conventional systems to ERTMS level 2 systems. Bombardier solutions embrace a complete palette of wayside and onboard products.

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2006 were $14.7 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

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