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"Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd" has equipped the hundredth railway station with the computer-based interlocking system

November 20, 2009 —

On 20 November 2009 the computer-based interlocking system BOMBARDIER EBI Lock 950 was put into operation at the Chernikovka station of the Kuibyshevskaya branch of the Russian Railways. This putting of the station into operation became the 100th one in the successful activities of “Bombardier Transportation Ltd” which is the joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and Russian Railways JSC, RZD.

The joint venture has equipped and put into operation the computer-based interlocking system EBI Lock 950 at 100 railway stations, 85 of which are situated in Russia and 15 – abroad. The first putting into operation took place at the Kalashnikovo station of the Oktyabrskaya branch of Russian Railways more than ten years ago in June 1999. Nowadays the computer-based interlocking system EBI Lock 950 is presented at the 15 railway branches of Russia from Kaliningrad to Far East. This is more than 2,500 point-machines and about 300 km of automatic line-blocks.

"This is the important milestone for our JV which presents a good example of the fruitful international cooperation. We clearly show that the modern western technology adapted by Russian engineers has successfully implemented not only in Russia but abroad, contributing to the rail transport sustainability", said Konstantin Khromushkin, Bombardier Transportation Ltd. General Director.

The implementation of the system EBI Lock 950 of the railway sections allows to increase the level of safety of the train’s movement; the stations can be controlled either locally or from any remote control centre. Such a cardinal approach leads to the reduction of the operation costs due to the project execution through the consistent technical solutions simultaneously with the changes in the technology of maintenance of the facilities and in the operation of the section as a whole. Small dimensions allow eliminating old relay systems without the necessity of construction of the new interlocking posts.

"Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd", the joint venture with RZD, was established in 1996. The company has a workforce of approximately 100 employees. It is located in Moscow. It focuses on the implementation of Bombardier’s proven EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking. "Bombardier Transportation(Signal) Ltd. is the unique company which has covered full set of services from design of the project to put into operation and following maintenance during whole life cycle of system. The joint venture was the first company certified to deliver the latest generation of advanced signalling equipment adapted to the technical requirements of RZD. Nowadays “Bombardier Transportation (Signal)" as a manufacturer of the computer-based interlocking system EBI Lock 950 has obtained the certificate of conformity on these products - № ССЖТ RU.ЦШ08.Г.00360 dated 20/05/2008 certifying that the properly identified mass-produced products, namely the computer-based interlocking system EBI Lock 950 correspond to the specified and stated safety requirements.

Bombardier Transportation, the global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. 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. Its wide range of products includes passenger rail vehicles and total transit systems. Bombardier Transportation offers a full range of rail vehicles for urban and mainline operation. It also supplies complete transportation systems, from high-capacity urban transit systems to automated people movers. Moreover, Bombardier Transportation offers electric and diesel locomotives; propulsion and controls; bogies; and rail control solutions.

Revenues of Bombardier Transportation for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $9.8 billion US. Bombardier Transportation’s backlog as at January 31, 2009 was 27.4 billion US dollars.

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.

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