Bombardier Transportation

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Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of Bombardier Inc. Bombardier Transportation is one of the world's largest companies in the rail-equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. Its headquarters are in Berlin, Germany.

Its wide range of products includes passenger rail vehicles, locomotives, bogies, propulsion, and controls. They also provide rail control solutions and build total transit systems.

Pierre Beaudoin is the current President of Bombardier Transportation. In January 2011 the company had 34,900 employees, 25,400 of them in Europe, and 59 manufacturing locations around the world.

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Bombardier Transportation's first order for mass transit rolling stock was in 1974 for the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) (Montreal transport authority) to build metro trains for the Montreal Metro.. Japan Railway and Transport Review 12/2205<!-- ALTERNATIVE LINK - LESS DETAILED... http://www.bombardier.com/en/transportation/about-transportation/history?docID=0901260d8001dffa Bombardier transportation : History] www.bombardier.com-->

The original core of the Transportation group was formed with the purchase of Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1975. With that purchase Bombardier acquired MLW's LRC (Light, Rapid, Comfortable) tilting train design which it produced in the 1980s. The group also purchased Hawker Siddeley Canada. MLW was later sold to General Electric in 1988....
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