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