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Deutsche Bahn to buy engines from Bombardier for up to 1.5 billion euro
May 2, 2013 / 9:56 AM / in 5 years

Deutsche Bahn to buy engines from Bombardier for up to 1.5 billion euro

BERLIN (Reuters) - German railway operator Deutsche Bahn DBN.UL has agreed a 1.5 billion euro deal to buy up to 450 electric engines from Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO), the German group said on Thursday.

A technician of Bombardier is reflected next to the logo of German 'Deutsche Bahn' painted on a new 'BR 422' public train at the plant in Hennigsdorf, near Berlin, November 8, 2007. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Bahn has placed an initial order for 130 electric engines, mostly for freight transport but also including 20 for passenger trains. It has an option to purchase a further 320 engines until 2023.

Reporting by Madeline Chambers, editing by Gareth Jones

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