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Bombardier Transportation wins Azerbaijan Railways deal

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Bombardier Transportation as the lead member of a consortium with Trans-Signal-Rabita has won the first signalling order from Azerbaijan Railways CJSC on the international Kars-Baku transport corridor connecting Asia and Europe.

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Bombardier will deliver its INTERFLO 200 mainline signalling solution on the 503 km long Baku-Boyuk-Kesik section of the line, a part of the Republic of Azerbaijan's programme to strengthen its transportation infrastructure.

The total value of the consortium's contract is approximately $288 million (217 million euro) with Bombardier's share valued at approximately $203 million(153 million euro). The contract covers the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the double track line.

The system will provide continuous automatic train protection (ATP) based on the latest generation technology, the high capacity EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) with new R4 Central processors, fully integrated EBI Track train detection and axle counters, as well as EBI Screen central traffic control systems.

The solution is adapted for the network in operation in the CIS Region, with features including functionality to operate in AC or DC mode. Bombardier has over 14 years of experience in delivering technology for this network having equipped over 220 stations in the CIS and Baltic countries.

Project delivery and engineering work will be by Bombardier Transportation (Signal) and BT RCS Russian engineering JV. Commissioning is planned in four phases, with final completion in 2017.

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