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BTS Signs 20-Year Maintenance Contract for Bombardier Monorail

Bombardier has confirmed that Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Co. Ltd. (BTS) is the previously undisclosed customer that signed a contract for 20 years of maintenance services.

 The services will be provided for the Bombardier Innovia monorail 300 systems in delivery for Thailandís first two monorail lines: the Bangkok pink and yellow lines.

The order is valued at approximately 245 million euro (US$287 million).

Keeree Kanjanapas, Chairman of the Board of Directors, BTS said, ďOur focus is to ensure the highest levels of passenger safety, comfort and performance and this agreement ensures we will strengthen system performance by drawing on Bombardierís expertise to provide full continuity between delivery and maintenance of our new iconic system.Ē

Bombardier has confirmed that Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Co. Ltd. (BTS) is the previously undisclosed customer that signed a contract for 20 years of maintenance services. The services will be provided for the Bombardier Innovia monorail 300 systems in delivery for Thailandís first two monorail lines: the Bangkok pink and yellow lines. Click to enlarge.

This latest contract will see Bombardier maintain the monorail trains, comprising 288-cars, as well as the systemís guideway switches and depot equipment.

 In 2017, Bombardier signed the contracts to deliver its full turnkey Innovia monorail 300 systems for Bangkokís Khae Rai to MinBuri (pink) line and Lat Phrao to Samrong (yellow) line.

Gregory Enjalbert, Managing Director Thailand, Bombardier Transportation, said, ďThis first long-term services contract for our Innovia monorail 300 system reflects the benefit we can bring to our customers throughout the full life-cycle of our systems, ensuring highest reliability and availability for the equipment maintained. We are very pleased to continue our over a decade-long partnership with BTSC and to continue to contribute to Bangkokís urban developmentĒ.

Since 1997, Bombardier has continued to grow its Bangkok team to over 620 engineers and employees, providing full life-cycle rail system support for customers across Asia Pacific.

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