Bombardier-led consortium wins $4.1 billion Qld train contract

It was
announced last Friday that a group led by Canadian rail and aerospace company
Bombardier had won a $4.1 billion contract to help upgrade Queensland’s train
fleet.

Reuters reports
that the consortium, which also includes John Laing, Itochu Corp and Uberior,
will provide “75 electrical multiple
units, build a depot and provide maintenance for 30 years.”

The group
was named as the preferred tenderer last November to provide the 75 six-car
trains.

Bombardier
will control $2.7 billion worth of the contract for the rolling stock project.