Bombardier showcases Industry Leading Mobility solutions for Mexico and Latin America

26th Nov 2011
Bombardier showcases Industry Leading Mobility solutions for Mexico and Latin America

Bombardier Transportation is presenting its world class rail solutions for Mexico and Latin America at the 25th General Assembly of the Latin American Association of Metros and Subways (ALAMYS). The event took place in Guadalajara City, Mexico from November 22 until November 24.

Bombardier is featuring its comprehensive portfolio of innovative, eco-friendly and technologically-advanced rail solutions which enhance passenger comfort. During ALAMYS, Bombardier will show the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA 300 family of fully automated smart mobility solutions including Monorail, Advanced Rapid Transit and Automated People Movers. The BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 state-of-the-art rail control solutions that maximize the use of rail infrastructure and equipment will also be on display.

As a provider of a complete range of propulsion and control equipment for all types of rail vehicles, Bombardier will present the BOMBARDIER MITRAC technology that sets the standard of reliability and sustainability. Also, with its full scope of Services, Bombardier Transportation representatives will be on hand to demonstrate how market-leading expertise can deliver efficient, competitive and sustainable rail operations by helping customers minimize their operational costs and maximize revenues through extended asset lifetime.

“People around the world are beginning to think differently about their transportation needs and options, and are increasingly looking to rail for longer-term solutions”, said André Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation. “As the industry’s rail technology leader, we have developed a full portfolio of proven and future-oriented city-focused public transport solutions.”

“Balancing the need for mobility and the impact of the world’s transportation systems on the environment, competitiveness and quality of life has become a pressing issue in all regions of the world. More and more cities, including in Latin America, are adopting new and sustainable modes of rail-based mass transportation,” Navarri added.


Bombardier Transportation began establishing a manufacturing footprint in Mexico almost twenty years ago. Today, with sites in Ciudad Sahagun, state of Hidalgo and Huehuetoca, state of Mexico,it designs, manufactures, and provides maintenance services to metro, light rail, Advanced Rapid Transit, train, locomotives and other rail vehicles.

“Bombardier Transportation is the most important supplier of rolling stock in the Mexican market, with more than 70 per cent of all the passenger rail vehicles in service today in Mexico. We are delighted that ALAMYS is holding its exhibition in Mexico where we can demonstrate how our innovative rail solutions are shaping the future of mobility,” said Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation, North America.

As the world’s leading provider of mass transit solutions on rail, Bombardier Transportation offers the full scope of answers to today’s urban mobility challenges. The success of BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro vehicles is acknowledged by operators around the world, with more than 3,900 MOVIA metro cars ordered to date. More than 7 billion people every year use Bombardier’s proven metro cars in cities from Montréal, New York and Paris to Shanghai, London and New Delhi among many others.

Bombardier also offers the industry’s most complete portfolio of light rail solutions with a strong reputation for performance and reliability, having supplied 3,500 trams and light rail vehicles to approximately 100 cities in more than 20 countries. The BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram is its newest tram vehicle type, based on the highly successful FLEXITY family of trams and light rail vehicles, which were the first in the industry to combine 100 per cent low-floor technology with conventional wheel-set bogies.

Beyond rail, the innovative BOMBARDIER PrimoveCity program promises to reshape mass transportation by providing a common technology for all forms of electric vehicles, including trams, buses, trucks, taxis and cars. No other solution provides comparable benefits of charging power, flexibility, safety and intermodality. The PrimoveCity solution utilizes inductive energy transfer from a magnetic field. The technology ensures reliable performance even under adverse weather and ground conditions such as snow, rain, ice, sand or water

The Smart Mobility BOMBARDIER INNOVIA 300 Fully Automated Systems
The driverless turnkey systems INNOVIA 300 family of fully automated transit systems, including Monorail, Advanced Rapid Transit and Automated People Mover are the emerging game-changing solution to smart mobility, transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers safely, efficiently, comfortably and reliably to their destinations.

The newest technology of Bombardier’s turnkey solutions is the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system. Cost-effective to introduce and not requiring major infrastructure or civil works, it offers transport capacity up to 50,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd). Whether transporting visitors to out-of-town destinations, or offering high capacity, frequent services for more densely used inner city routes, the INNOVIA Monorail 300 ensures passengers experience the ultimate in modern ride comfort.

The INNOVIA Monorail 300 system is becoming the choice of many city planners and transit authorities. Bombardier is currently executing two high profile orders for the INNOVIA Monorail 300 system: a contract to supply a 24 km system for São Paulo, Brazil and a contract to supply a 3.6 km system for the prestigious King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 Communication Based Train Control (CBTC)
With the state-of-the-art CITYFLO 650 communication-based automated train control system, the INNOVIA 300 family is setting the standard worldwide. The CITYFLO 650 solution is a radio based, moving block ATC system which uses a reliable two-way radio for train-to-wayside communication transmitting vital information to trains, and train position information to the wayside. CITYFLO 650 comprehensively fulfils the requirements of a communication-based system in a transit environment. The system can be employed with driver or driverless depending on the customer requirements. It uses the most advanced technology in the world and fully complies with the North American PTC requirements. The CITYFLO 650 solution has been in operation since 2002 with 13 systems in revenue service worldwide and eight more in various stages of implementation. CITYFLO 650 is one of the most widely used CBTC systems.

World Leader in Propulsion and Controls
Bombardier Transportation is the world’s leading provider of propulsion and control equipment for rail vehicles. The solutions set the standard of reliability and sustainability. Bombardier Transportation provides the complete chain of propulsion and control equipment for all types of rail vehicles. BOMBARDIER MITRAC technology is the core of our product portfolio and includes traction converters, auxiliary converters, drives and electronics. MITRAC equipment has been created with a clear ambition to boost customer competitiveness and to provide true revenue generating solutions. MITRAC powers some of the world’s most reliable fleets because we are uncompromisingly optimizing the reliability of all our propulsion and control products. Our consistent energy efficient design of each propulsion and control technology contributes strongly to a more sustainable mobility.

A Full Suite of Services to Optimize Rail Assets

Bombardier Transportation provides a full suite of after-market services to help its customers optimize management of their vehicles and assets over their entire lifetime. We are the first choice for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety. Bombardier Transportation can provide total fleet maintenance to cover all operator needs. Our service does not end with system delivery; we also repair, maintain and solve obsolescence problems when these appear. When the assets reach high operational costs (high energy consumption, poor reliability and high maintenance costs) the alternative of refurbishing and modernizing the vehicles can become the preferred option.


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