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Bombardier Delivers INNOVIA Automated People Mover System in Guangzhou

Novemberber 8, 2010 — Berlin

New BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 system in Guangzhou is China's first ever urban application for a fully automated people mover system

Bombardier Transportation, in partnership with its customer, the Guangzhou Metro Corporation (GMC), Guangzhou Municipality, People's Republic of China (PRC), has successfully delivered the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover (APM) system in Guangzhou into service. The four kilometre system is the first ever automated people mover system to be deployed in an urban environment in China.

The dual-lane, underground system will connect the Zhujiang Xincheng central business district of Guangzhou City with the flourishing Tianhe business and trade area, providing quick connections to first-class business and leisure facilities. Two of the system's nine stations will provide connections to Line 3 of the Guangzhou City metro network.

Bombardier's facility in Pittsburgh, USA, designed and supplied the 14 INNOVIA APM 100 vehicles (formerly known as CX-100) and the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control system. 14 guideway switches were designed by Bombardier and mechanical parts were fabricated in China. Bombardier worked in partnership with GMC who supplied the power systems, communications and platform screen doors. GMC also carried out the design and construction of the tunnels and stations according to Bombardier specifications.

Jianwei Zhang, President and Chief Country Representative, Bombardier China, said: "We are confident that the new urban INNOVIA APM system for the Zhujiang Xincheng district will provide exceptional levels of performance and fast connections for Guangzhou's residents and tourists. I commend our Bombardier teams and our GMC customer who have all worked tirelessly to deliver this landmark project."

David Allen, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Bombardier Transportation, added: "Our fully automated and driverless INNOVIA APM system technology provides a visually attractive, highly reliable, low-noise, proven solution for urban transportation". He added: "Bombardier recently revealed ambitious plans to develop an APM Facility in Zhuhai, China. This initiative confirms Bombardier's strong commitment to the development of mass transit systems throughout China and Asia and is especially beneficial to support projects and development in the Pearl River Delta region, including the forthcoming Macau mass transit project."

Bombardier has been a world leading supplier of rubber-tyred APM technology for almost 40 years. The INNOVIA APM system incorporates many successful years of reliable experience in automated transit operation at some of the world's busiest urban environments and airports. The latest propulsion system allows the INNOVIA APM vehicles to operate at speeds up to 80 km/h. When paired with the proven CITYFLO 650 automatic train control (ATC) system, an innovative communications-based ATC technology, the INNOVIA APM system can achieve shorter headways and more efficient operations than ever before.

About Systems Division
Bombardier's Systems Division has delivered over 50 transportation systems around the world with an impressive combined ridership of 1.7 billion passenger journeys annually. The portfolio includes the driverless INNOVIA family of APM (automated people mover), ART (advanced rapid transit) and Monorail systems, as well as light rail, metro and intercity systems. Its turnkey solutions integrate Bombardier's full range of expertise, including the vehicles, signalling, operations and maintenance services, project management and system integration, all underpinned by 40 years of experience in supplying and supporting transportation systems.

About Bombardier Transportation in Asia
Bombardier Transportation holds a strong industrial presence in Asia with three manufacturing locations in China, two in India and two engineering centres, one in India and another in Thailand. The company has delivered or is presently working on prestigious railway projects in many Asian countries and districts, such as China, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Phillipines and others.

A new INNOVIA APM production site has been identified in Zhuhai, China, and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bombardier Transportation and the Zhuhai People's Government on October 15, 2010. The agreement confirms Bombardier's strong commitment to the forthcoming mass transit project in Macau as well as to the development of mass transit systems in China and South East Asia. The new facility will become the Bombardier APM technology centre for Asia.

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 presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at

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