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Bombardier celebrates the 100th Russian station equipped with the EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking system

27 December 2010 — Moscow

Bombardier Transportation's signalling engineering joint venture in Russia has commissioned its BOMBARDIER EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) system at the hundredth railway station in Russia. The system was put into operation on 25 December 2010 at the Slyudyanka 2 station on the Easten Siberian branch of the Russian Railways.

The Moscow-based Bombardier Transporation (Signal) Ltd, a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and the Russian Railways, RZD, has now equipped and put into operation the EBI Lock 950 technology at 100 stations in Russia and 26 abroad. The first delivery took place at the Kalashnikovo station of the October branch of Russian Railways in June 1999. Today, the interlocking system is in operation on 15 regional branches of the Russian Railways, from Kaliningrad to the Far East, controlling more than 2,900 point-machines and approximately 330 km of automatic line-blocks.

Konstantin Khromushkin, General Director of the joint venture said "This is a further important milestone for our joint venture, reflecting the success of our ongoing international cooperation, combining Bombardier's global technology and local expertise. The commissioning of the 100th station highlights our achievements in supporting the ongoing modernisation of the russian rail infrastructure and we look forward to further implementation of our innovative solutions and high-tech products in Russia.”

EBI Lock CBI systems provide major enhancements to capacity and flexibility and high availability compared to conventional systems. The stations can be controlled either locally or from any remote control centre, and EBI Lock components can be serviced in the field without disturbing train traffic. With the most country-specific adaptations of any CBI system world-wide and over 800 units in operation globally in total, EBI Lock units can be customised to suit the requirements of different rail administrations and interface with other types of computerised or all-relay interlocking systems.

The Bombardier Transporation (Signal) Ltd engineering joint venture with RZD was established in 1996 and today has a workforce of more than 120 employees. The company focuses on the implementation of Bombardier’s proven EBI Lock 950 CBI interlocking systems, providing services for the whole life cycle of the system from project design, to operation and maintenance. It was the first company certified to deliver the latest generation of advanced signalling equipment adapted to the technical requirements of RZD and its products continue to meet the latest national standards. Bombardier has also recently announced a new agreement, with RZD, to purchase a stake in signalling equipment manufacturer Elteza (to be completed in Quarter 1).

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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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