Bombardier to build 170 high-speed rail cars for Siemens

Bombardier Transportation will develop and supply major railway car components for Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG) under an agreement with Siemens signed in May 2011. The components are for the next generation of ICx high speed trains. The original agreement with Siemens was expanded in March 2013 to include an additional 170 railway coaches, with a value of approximately $440 million.


Bombardier will supply the body shells as well as trailer bogies (wheel assemblies) of the new ICx fleet. The BOMBARDIER FLEXX Eco trailer bogies reduce vehicle weight, energy consumption and noise emission. They are being supplied from the Bombardier site in Siegen. Bombardier will also carry out the final assembly of end coaches and of some intermediate coaches.

Bombardier says that the steel carbodies for the new high speed trains are optimised for aerodynamic performance and weight to enable “significant reductions in energy consumption.” They are being developed at Bombardier’s factory in Hennigsdorf and manufactured in Görlitz. Hennigsdorf is responsible for the final assembly of all ICx end coaches. Bombardier will also carry out the final assembly of up to two intermediate coaches per train at this site.

The carbody production of the ICx will start in the summer of 2013, final assembly in spring 2014.

Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
The company was recently rated among the top 100 employers in Germany by a survey of more than 13,000 employees from 820 companies.  

Did you miss this?

Other Popular Stories

  • Valves essential component of safe oil pipeline
  • Technology supplier announces 18 per cent growth
  • Air Canada signs MRO contract with Duluth provider
  • Concept car from Terrafugia has vertical takeoff and landing
  • Two firsts for Ontario as energy storage systems certified
  • Car sales set records in November
  • Researchers claim breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis
  • Drivers want hydrogen-fueled cars says Hyundai
  • NASA Tests 3D Printed Rocket Part
  • Auto industry back on top as Canada's biggest exporter: report
  • Space X Mars plans become feasible: Elon Musk's multi-planet species goal may yet launch
  • Ontario's food producers missing local growth opportunities: study
  • Clean energy expected to surge as pv costs drop
  • Manufacturing sales off in November led by cars, chemicals
  • Toyota investment in Ontario brings new technologies, keeps jobs
  • Eleventh hour intervention by Marchionne secured Fiat Chrysler deal
  • Scientists Work to Grow, Create, Imitate Organs and Tissue
  • Developing BC's LNG industry would generate $7.4 billion per year: report
  • Handheld device detects bacteria on food in real time
  • Talk of recovery in Canada's oilpatch as Encana posts better than expected earnings
Scroll to Top