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Bombardier in Russia celebrates 200 stations equipped with its technology

November 21, 2012 — Moscow

  • BOMBARDIER EBI Lock computer-based interlocking (CBI) system starts operation at Vakhitovo station

Bombardier Transportation’s signalling engineering joint venture in Russia has commissioned its BOMBARDIER EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) system at its two hundredth railway station. The system was put into operation on 19 June 2012 at the Vakhitovo station on the Gorkovskaya branch of the Russian Railway. The station is part of a new line being constructed linking Kazan city centre and its airport which will be completed ahead of the 27th Summer Universiade (World University Games) to be held in Kazan in July 2013.

The Moscow-based Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd has now put into operation EBI Lock 950 CBI technology at 121 stations in Russia and 79 abroad, including in the CIS and Baltic states. The first delivery took place at the Kalashnikovo station on the October branch of the Russian Railway in June 1999. Ten years later, in 2009, Bombardier in Russia celebrated the 100th station equipped, at the Chernikovka station on the Kuibyshevskaya line. The company has now doubled this achievement, equipping the next 100 stations in only three years. Today, the interlocking system is in operation on 15 regional branches of the Russian Railways, from Kaliningrad to the Far East, controlling more than 3,400 point-machines and approximately 500 km of automatic line-blocks.

Konstantin Khromushkin, General Director of BT (Signal) Ltd said: "This is a very important milestone for our joint venture., Two hundred stations on the highest density sections of the rail network in Russia and the CIS region are successfully operating under the control of our interlocking solutions, reflecting our continuous and dynamic growth as a reliable and efficient manufacturer of innovative solutions for rail transport in the region. We look forward to further implementation of our innovative and high-tech products in these markets."

Established in 1996, the Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd engineering joint venture today has a workforce of more than 180 employees. The company was the first company certified to deliver the latest generation signalling equipment adapted to RZD’s technical requirements and today focuses on the implementation of Bombardier’s proven EBI Lock 950 CBI interlocking systems. In 2010, Bombardier also purchased a stake in the RZD manufacturing subsidiary known as Elteza.

EBI Lock CBI systems provide major enhancements to capacity, flexibility and high availability. Stations can be controlled locally or from any remote control centre, and components can be serviced in the field without disturbing traffic. With the most country-specific adaptations of any CBI system worldwide and over 900 units in operation globally, EBI Lock units can be customised to suit the requirements of different rail administrations and interface with other types of interlocking systems.

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

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a 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 is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
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