31/07/2014 - 14:43

Downer JV wins $40m contract

31/07/2014 - 14:43

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A joint venture between Downer EDI and German train manufacturer Bombardier Transportation has secured a $40 million contract to supply maintenance services on 22 new Public Transport Authority trains.

The 22 three-car electric trains are due to be delivered in 2016.

In 2011 the joint venture, EDI Rail Bombardier Transportation, was awarded a seven and a half year, $285 million contract to maintain 46 trains.

The new contract is for five-and-a-half years with an option for an extension of an additional seven and a half years.

Downer chief executive Grant Fenn said the contract further built on a 10-year relationship with the PTA providing maintenance and cleaning work.

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