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9/21/2007



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Bombardier/Siemens land $557 million order for 64 EMUs from Netherlands Railways



A Bombardier Transportation/Siemens consortium recently received a $557 million order from the Netherlands Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) to deliver 32 four-car and 32 six-car Sprinter electric multiple units (EMUs).

The order covers the first two (of five) options from an initial contract, which was signed in 2005.
It also includes the delivery of a set of “strategic spare parts,” according to a Bombardier prepared statement.

Bombardier's manufacturing facilities in Aachen and Hennigsdorf, Germany, will produce the four-car trains. Siemens will produce its share in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany. The Sprinter vehicles will be delivered between October 2009 and November 2010.




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