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Bombardier-led Research Completed for New Rail Traffic Management System for Poland

Katowice, March 30, 2012 – Bombardier Transportation has completed a research project focusing on ‘Preparations for the implementation of an innovative rail traffic management and control system SYN-1’ in Poland. The purpose of the project was to implement a rail traffic management and control system that would meet the current and future Polish requirements. Led by Bombardier’s site in Katowice, Bombardier Transportation (ZWUS) Polska Sp. z o.o, the project was co-financed by the National Centre for Research and Development as a part of the IniTech initiative, established by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education to boost cooperation between research institutions and businesses.

The functionality of the system covers rail traffic management and control in integrated control rooms, in traffic control centres and at stations and operating control points, as well as the interface with diagnostic systems for signalling equipment, rolling stock health monitoring and performance registration systems. The trade name of the system which has just been developed is BOMBARDIER EBI Screen 300.

This is the third research project co-financed with public funds that Bombardier has worked on in Poland. The company is currently also involved in a project focusing on ‘Dedicated innovative rail traffic control and signalling solutions for low density traffic railway lines’. The first research project, ‘Implementation of the health monitoring system for railway lines’ was completed in 2008.

Slawomir Nalewajka, Head of Bombardier Transportation (ZWUS) Polska Sp. z o.o., said: “This is important research to further develop the Polish rail system. We are very pleased that our local expertise in the Polish market spanning more than 80 years and our global experience can be put to good use in such projects.”

Bombardier Transportation (ZWUS) Polska Sp. z o.o. is a wholly-owned Bombardier company based in Katowice, Poland. With more than 80 years experience in providing the latest signalling technology to the Polish rail network, the IRIS certified BT ZWUS has a unique understanding of the market. Its 450 employees design and manufacture a full range of rail control signalling equipment for main line, mass transit and industrial applications that have been delivered in Poland and worldwide.

Technology manufactured by the company, including EBI Gate level crossing and EBI Track detection systems, EBI Switch point machines and EBI Light signals, is installed across Poland and is also achieving high levels of type approval globally.

Bombardier Transportation’s Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range of BOMBARDIER CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic, as well as communications-based systems. It also provides BOMBARDIER INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional to ERTMS Level 2 systems. Bombardier provides a complete palette of wayside and onboard signalling products.

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