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Turkish tram order

A consortium comprised of Bombardier Transportation and engineering group Yapi Merkezi of Turkey has been awarded a contract by the Eskisehir Greater City Municipality to supply a 14.2-km light rail transit system, including one year of operations and maintenance support, for the City of Eskisehir, Turkey. Bombardier's share of the CAD187 million (USD121 million) project is valued at some CAD117 million (USD76 million). Start of service is anticipated early in 2004.

Bombardier Transportation's facility in Vasteras, Sweden, will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the turnkey system, including power supply, communications, traffic light and switch control systems, as well as operations and maintenance. Bombardier will also supply 18 100% low-floor light rail vehicles, to be manufactured at its site in Vienna, Austria. The new tram for Eskisehir will be based on the proven technology of the Cityrunner street-tram, which is currently being supplied to the cities of Linz, Austria and Lodz, Poland. Yapi Merkezi will be responsible for construction of the double-track tramway, including the 24 stations/tram stops, depot building and yard. The network is designed to handle around 170,000 passengers per day.

21 June 2002

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