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Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by TransitChuckG on Thu Feb 13 10:24:41 2020

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by AlM on Thu Feb 13 11:42:00 2020, in response to Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by TransitChuckG on Thu Feb 13 10:24:41 2020.

Alstom will take over the worldwide railway business of the Canadians, whose headquarters are in Berlin, for seven billion euros.

Interesting sentence.

Incidentally, I have read elsewhere that Allstom is not buying all of Bombardier; Airbus is buying the airplane business.






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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Feb 13 11:58:46 2020, in response to Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by TransitChuckG on Thu Feb 13 10:24:41 2020.

Damn, not going to have Bombardier to kick around anymore :-(

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by AlM on Thu Feb 13 12:02:10 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Feb 13 11:58:46 2020.

Well, they'll still be French.



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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by Olog-hai on Thu Feb 13 12:04:59 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Feb 13 11:58:46 2020.

So, it'll be on Alstom to work with any extant BBD-built former Pullman Standard designs . . . ? Wow, does that mean they'll figure out how to make Comet Vs (all Alstom) work better with older Comets?

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by FYBklyn1959 on Thu Feb 13 12:59:11 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by AlM on Thu Feb 13 11:42:00 2020.

Yeah, well Airbus already took the C-series (now A-220), might as well take the rest.



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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Feb 13 13:35:48 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Feb 13 11:58:46 2020.

Yeah. You know the Bombardier reference will be no more.

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by italianstallion on Thu Feb 13 14:16:03 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by AlM on Thu Feb 13 12:02:10 2020.

They are Canadian.

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by William A. Padron on Thu Feb 13 14:29:45 2020, in response to Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by TransitChuckG on Thu Feb 13 10:24:41 2020.

After the R-179 fiasco, I knew Bombardier was not going survive. Just imagine if Alstom or Kawasaki had won the contact instead!

-William A. Padron
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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by TransitChuckG on Thu Feb 13 14:33:19 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by William A. Padron on Thu Feb 13 14:29:45 2020.

Thank you, William A. Padron. Hopefully, this is something good!

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Feb 13 14:47:47 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by William A. Padron on Thu Feb 13 14:29:45 2020.

There was a similar Bombardier fiasco in Toronto with the Flexities don't forget.

Late deliveries and defect after defect after defect....Toronto's version of the R179.

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by AlM on Thu Feb 13 15:10:55 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by italianstallion on Thu Feb 13 14:16:03 2020.

True. I was deliberately referring to language, not nationality.



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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by Dyre Dan on Thu Feb 13 15:15:13 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by AlM on Thu Feb 13 11:42:00 2020.

Interesting sentence, yes. Whose headquarters are in Berlin. If Bombardier is Canadian and Alstom is French, why would either have headquarters in Berlin? Do they just mean Bombardier's European headquarters?

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Thu Feb 13 15:52:18 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Feb 13 14:47:47 2020.

Their BART 'fleet of the future' is also running late. Corporate incompetence knows no limits.

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Thu Feb 13 15:58:09 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by Dyre Dan on Thu Feb 13 15:15:13 2020.

Bombardier's rail equipment division includes former pieces ofotherEuropean conglomerates. IIRC correctly, theytook over the rail part of ASEA Brown Boveri,andpossibly a Daimler division as well. For that matter Alstom has been throughmultiple corporate shuffles itself. The wikipedia article is entertainingreading.

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Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier

Posted by Dr. Casca on Fri Feb 14 01:27:33 2020, in response to Re: Big news! Alstom buys Bombardier, posted by Jackson Park B Train on Thu Feb 13 15:52:18 2020.

Also, the 25 rejected ICE-4 trainsets for Deutsche Bahn... the list goes on and on...

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