Bombardier Transportation has enjoyed more than 60 years in Australia. As a rail technology leader, we have provided the full spectrum of rail solutions, from the manufacture of commuter trains to the supply of complete rail transportation systems and system integration.
With our local engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we also provide solutions for signalling, propulsion and control technology, asset management and through-life support.
We have more than 1,100 employees in Australia and operate in 22 locations across the country. Our Australian operations are headquartered at our manufacturing hub in Victoria, as well as established maintenance facilities in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide.
Australians place high value on local content, employment and opportunity. We have, as a result, built strong long-term partnerships with more than 1,500 Australian suppliers, with a commitment to growing this footprint. This healthy supply chain plays a significant role in our ability to contribute towards growing the rail and manufacturing industry across Australia.
Sincerely, Wendy McMillan
Head of Australia and Southeast Asia
Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation Australia
Bombardier Transportation is changing the way we move – step by step, mile by mile, city by city. It’s about taking the lead and delivering. Find out about Bombardier’s operations and locations across Australia, Local Associations and Partnerships and our Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibilities initiatives.
We’ve built an extensive and diverse portfolio of winning mobility solutions, but it’s not just our products and services that make us a global leader. The most important success factor is our employees. Together we’re focused on making mobility more efficient, sustainable and inviting than ever before.
We’re changing the way people travel. Looking far ahead while delivering today, we are evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable, and enjoyable transportation everywhere.
Bombardier’s extensive suit of products across Australia include - Left to Right: Queensland New Generation Rollingstock Project; Perth B Series EMU Project; VLocity DMU Train Project for Victoria; FLEXITY E-Class Trams Project for Melbourne; Gold Coast Light Rail Project; and A-City EMU Train Project for Adelaide.
FLEXITY E-Class Tram for Melbourne
FLEXITY E-Class tram are "Made in Melbourne for Melbourne” with 50%+ Local Content achieved. Melbourne’s tram network is a famous and iconic symbol of the city and one of the largest tram networks in the world. Bombardier is supplying 70 new FLEXITY low floor vehicles that were specially designed for excellent performance in Melbourne's climate and operate on its existing rail infrastructure.
VLocity DMU train
VLocity Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains are “Made in Victoria for Victoria” with 66.5% Local Content achieved. Serving the State of Victoria since 2005, VLocity DMU trains offer passengers a quick, comfortable and proven mobility solution. Built locally in Dandenong, these trains operate at a maximum speed of 160 km/h, and were designed to address emerging passenger trends, safety standards and performance requirements. The VLocity DMUs maintain a high rate of availability, which ensures highly efficient rail service.
Queensland New Generation Rollingstock trains
Bombardier is building the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) PPP Project for Queensland Rail (QR). 75 new electrical multiple unit (EMU) trains will operate across the entire South East Queensland rail network, which covers more than 800 km. All commuters will experience increased availability, capacity, comfort and safety including enhanced security, wifi, air conditioning and accessible toilet facilities. The project includes a custom built maintenance facility in Wulkuraka, Ipswich to service the EMU’s over the next 30+ years.
Adelaide A-City Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) trains
Adelaide A-City Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) trains were built in Victoria for South Australia with 68%+ Local Content achieved. Bombardier is also providing full fleet maintenance of 70 DMU cars, 22 x 3 Adelaide A-City EMUs, as well as cleaning and facility maintenance. Bombardier designed and performed a midlife refurbishment of the passenger environment, including a digital communications system. These rail cars are mature, and, despite obsolescence challenges, reliability has more than doubled since the start of our contract in 2005.
Meet some of the Bombardier team members building Melbourne’s FLEXITY E-Class Trams from our Dandenong Manufacturing Headquarters in South East Melbourne.
Bombardier is proud of its highly supportive work environment and commitment to staff career development, skill enhancement and ongoing training. Bombardier is currently developing further education and career opportunities for staff in the areas of Engineering, Manufacturing and other skilled trades in partnership with institutes such as Chisholm Institue.
Bombardier Team celebrates VLocity Project Milestone
The Bombardier team gathers with PTV, V/Line, local industry and suppliers to celebrate manufacturing completion of the VLocity DMU train from the original 43-car project five months ahead of schedule.
Bombardier President Laurent Troger meets the Dandenong team
Bombardier Transportation’s President, Laurent Troger, is impressed with our Australian Manufacturing Headquarters in Dandenong during his visit in May 2016. Bombardier not only conforms to Australia quality and safety standards, but international standards and best practise championed by our Bombardier colleagues around the globe.
VLocity Project Milestone Celebration
Proud to be at Bombardier celebrating the VLocity Project Milestone in May 2016.
Bombardier celebrates all major project milestones, awards and industry events in the good company of staff, local suppliers, customers and industry partners. Bombardier success in Australia stems from it’s significant long-term partnerships across the industry. Click here for more information on Bombardiers current Associations and Partnership in Australia
Rene Lalande, Managing Director of Bombardier Transportation Australia at VLocity Milestone Celebration
Projects like this simply cannot be achieved without strong industry partnerships – Bombardier can never, and will never, celebrate project milestones alone” said Rene Lalande, Managing Director of Bombardier Transportation Australia during his address to staff, customers Public Transport Victoria and V/Line, local government official and suppliers at the VLocity Project Milestone Celebration in May 2016.”
VLocity Project Milestone Celebration at Dandenong Manufacturing facility
Bombardier celebrates the delivery of the final VLocity train 43-car order five months ahead of schedule with customers, government and industry at the Dandenong Manufacturing Headquarters in May 2016.
Wulkuraka Community Open Day (QNGR Project)
Bombardier officially opened the new purpose-built rail maintenance facility in Wulkuraka, Ipswich, on February 13, 2016, as part of the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) PPP Project. The occasion was marked by a Community Open Day where local residents were invited to take a look inside the new facility.
Bombardier showcasing VLocity train and FLEXITY E-Class tram at SMART Manufacturing 2016
Bombardier was a platinum sponsor and key contributor at this years SMART Manufacturing Showcase in Dandenong, South East Melbourne. SMART Manufacturing 16 is a vibrant industry showcase that presents and promotes Dandenong and South East Melbourne as the largest and most innovative MANUFACTURING ZONE in Australia. With both the VLocity DMU regional train and FLEXITY E-Class tram built and only display in Dandenong, it is clear that manufacturing in this zone is still alive and well.
Bombardier Transportation is a global technology leader in rail systems with over 60 product on & engineering facilities in 27 countries and more than 39,000 employees. Active in Australia for over 60 years, Bombardier designs, manufactures and maintains a wide range of rail products from mainline to metro, light rail to locomotive and signalling.
Operating across all states over 22 locations, Bombardiers centre of manufacturing is headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, with established manufacturing and/or maintenance facilities across Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide servicing current projects.
Long-term partnership with suppliers
Bombardier has delivered over 2,000 passenger railcars to a wide range of Australian operators including:
New Generation Rollingstock EMU trains (Brisbane, QLD)
A-City EMU fleet (Adelaide, SA)
B Series EMU passenger railcars (Perth, WA)
VLocity Regional DMU trains (VIC); and
FLEXITY E-Class trams (Melbourne, VIC)
Australians place high value on local content, employment and opportunity. We have a strong long-term partnership with more than 1,500 Australian suppliers, with a commitment to growing this footprint. This healthy supply chain plays a significant role in our ability to contribute towards growing the rail and manufacturing industry across Australia.
Current Bid opportunities
Metronet (Perth): The project will deliver 102 (17 x 6 car sets) and 144 (24 x 6 car sets) Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) for the Perth network. Delivery of the electric multiple units are due to commence within 2021. The EMUs are to be maintained for an extensive 20 year+ period providing both train component Supply and long-term Maintenance supply opportunities. Local content is an important part of the tender process with a requirement to manufacture or assemble 50% of the vehicles in Western Australia.