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Israel Railways orders 60 additional TWINDEXX Vario Double-Deck Coaches

24 March 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

Israel Railways (ISR) has ordered a further 60 Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario Double-Deck Coaches as part of an agreement worth €106 million.

Israel Railways orders 60 additional TWINDEXX Vario Double-Deck Coaches

Bombardier Transportation will supply 60 Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario Double-Deck Coaches to ISR, forming part of an original order signed in 2010. The new locomotives are scheduled for delivery between March 2017 and July 2018.

TWINDEXX Vario Double-Deck Coaches due for delivery between March 2017 and July 2018

Yossi Daskal, Chief Country Representative and Head of Sales Israel, Bombardier Transportation, said, “We are proud to continue strengthening our local footprint. Bombardier’s story in Israel continues to be a success due to high performance and the excellent relationship Bombardier has built with ISR over the last decades. We are delighted to be part of ISR’s rail network electrification and modernisation by providing high quality, sustainable solutions.”

“We are delighted to be part of ISR’s rail network electrification and modernisation”

As the Israeli public transportation market continues to grow, demand for additional capacity and more frequent service is increasing. In response, the government has planned over 7 billion euro in investments to upgrade its railway networks, opening up opportunities for a variety of mobility solutions.  The additional double-deck coaches will be operated with BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC electric locomotives ordered in 2015. This will help alleviate congestion on the ever popular network alongside the new standard 8 double-deck coach configuration.

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