Bombardier group gets contact for Paris trains

The Associated Press

Bombardier Transportation said Friday that a group of companies it's a part of received an order from the greater Paris commuter network for 210 double-deck commuter train cars worth about $1.3 billion.

The new order is an option under a contract signed in 2009 for a firm order of 60 trains. Bombardier is responsible for one-third of the order, so its proceeds will total about $417 million, the company said.

The cars will be delivered between 2014 and the end of 2016.

Bombardier said it will deliver each five-car train sets' three intermediate cars. It will design and assemble the cars at its manufacturing site in France.

Bombardier Transportation is based in Berlin, Germany, while the parent company, Bombardier Inc., has its headquarters in Montreal, Canada.