Bombardier Inc. (BDRBF: OTCQX International Premier) | Bombardier to Deliver New Commuter Trains to Deutsche Bahn AG for Service in Hamburg

BERLIN, GERMANY–(Marketwired – June 28, 2013) – Rail technology
leader Bombardier Transportation has won an order from the S-Bahn GmbH, a
subsidiary of DB Regio AG, to deliver 60 new single and dual-voltage commuter
trains. The Hamburg Parliament has confirmed that from December 2018, the
S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH will serve as the operator of the S-Bahn network in
Hamburg for another 15 years. In a European tender procedure, the S-Bahn
Hamburg GmbH awarded Bombardier the contract to supply the vehicles. The order
value amounts to approximately 327 million euro ($427 million US). The
contract provides the option to order up to 86 further trains until the end
of 2018.

This order strengthens the market position of Bombardier electric multiple
units in Germany and is the first time that Bombardier has delivered trains
to S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH without a partner. Bombardier is committed to
providing innovative and sustainable transportation solutions that improve
urban flow and help cities across the world to breathe again. Today’s
passengers expect convenient and flexible travel options that offer
sustainability, easy access, comfort and reliability. Modern trains produced
by Bombardier, including the new S-Bahn trains, combine comfort, speed and
environmental performance and will encourage more people to switch from road
to rail.

The three-car electric multiple units are characterized by their striking and
dynamic exterior design. Each car has three double swivel-sliding doors per
side, generous entry areas and wide aisles which allow rapid passenger flow.
The transparent and passenger friendly interior is designed with convenient
seating and fixed stopping for standing passengers. A multi-purpose area
features two places for wheelchair users, prams, bikes or large pieces of
luggage at each end of the train. Information on connecting trains or
changing operating schedules are displayed in real-time via a comprehensive
passenger information system.

Valuable experience from the previous series has been incorporated in the
development of the new S-Bahn trains. The result is a train with innovative
technology combined with low energy consumption as well as low maintenance
and servicing costs. The carbody’s optimized design means that the trains do
not require sliding steps for gap bridging. For the first time the trains for
Hamburg will be equipped with a compact air conditioning system. The heating
system operates with an energy saving heat pump which uses waste heat from
the traction equipment system to heat the passenger compartments.

The single-voltage trains with a maximum speed of 100 km/h are used on the
urban S-Bahn network with 1200 V DC. The dual-voltage trains operate at a
maximum speed of up to 140 km/h on route extensions to the suburban regions
at an alternating current of 15kV 16,7Hz . This allows the creation of direct
routes to the city of Hamburg, without the need to change trains. The first
eight vehicles will be handed over to the S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH by the end of
2016 for a 40-week testing period. Upon successful completion they will be
finally transferred and the delivery of the remaining 52 trains can commence.
The last train will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Design, engineering and final assembly of the trains will take place at the
Bombardier plant in Hennigsdorf, Germany. The bogies are manufactured at the
Bombardier site in Siegen, Germany.

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 for operators and passengers. 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

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains.
Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility
worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable
transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our
employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information
are available at www.bombardier.com
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