Italian railway awards US$191-million of maintenance work to Bombardier

MONTREAL – Bombardier’s rail division has won part of a 10-year contract to maintain a new fleet of very high-speed trains for Trenitalia.

The Montreal-based company (TSX:BBD.B) says Bombardier Transportation’s share is worth about US$191 million.

The Frecciarossa 1000 trains are manufactured in partnership with AnsaldoBreda, an Italian rail equipment manufacturer, and are scheduled to start operations next year.