For two centuries, trains have powered expansion and economic growth. Today Bombardier’s high speed (HS) and very high speed (VHS) trains signal an exciting new era in rail.
These ultra-modern trains are capturing the attention of operators, passengers, governments and environmentalists alike. They are seizing market share from air travel and shaping the future of sustainable mobility.
Bombardier’s High Speed Expertise at Work
Bombardier Transportation has more than two decades of HS experience. We are a key partner in delivering core engineering and systems for VHS trains, including:
Our unrivalled expertise in HS and VHS solutions includes:
Pivotal role in delivering all major European and North American HS and VHS trains
Development of Xinshisu (X2000) and CRH1 HS trains in China
Responsible for more than 1000 trains and vehicles for high speed applications worldwide - as sole supplier or in partnership.
Pioneer of High-Tech Bogies
We have long led the way in crucial high speed technologies with our first bogies in operation at 200 km/h in the 1960s. We are the leading provider of high speed bogies.
Since the 1980s, we have delivered more than 10,000 FLEXX Speed bogies, including 3,500 bogies for speeds in excess of 250 km/h.
Our FLEXX Speed bogies provide proven reliability and efficiency, most notably in:
Several generations of ICE trains
X2000 tilting trains in Sweden and China
BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO: Redefining Very High Speed
Today we are setting a new benchmark in VHS rail travel with the BOMBARDIERZEFIROtrain. It is one of the world’s most economical and eco-friendly VHS trains, attaining an operating speed of up to 380 km/h.
Our exciting new VHS platform offers:
Highest passenger capacity
First-class passenger comfort
Leading-edge technologies and advanced aerodynamics
Reduction in energy consumption
Easy customization to any rail network
Open tube design for excellent passenger flow and spaciousness
Eco-Active Technologies Optimize VHS Platform
Our groundbreaking, energy-saving ECO4 technologies improve total train performance. These advanced eco-active solutions are based on the four cornerstones of sustainable mobility:
The BOMBARDIERZEFIRO portfolio integrates several innovative ECO4 technologies, including: