Light rail transportation systems

Fast and reliable intercity connections 

The various systems of our wide range of regional, intercity and high-speed trains can be combined to create a complete rail transportation network. Our turnkey solutions ensure a more reliable execution schedule and a holistic lifecycle approach that maximizes efficiency.

Some features of our long distance systems:

  • cost-effective turnkey solution
  • fast and comfortable movements
  • lower energy consumption
  • aerodynamic vehicles with distinctive lines
  • optimized system performance
Our advanced signaling solutions such as INTERFLO and CITYFLO systems improve system performance and security.


Bombardier Long Distance Systems Technology at a Glance: 

  • Delivery of the Gautrain system in time for the 2010 World Cup.
  • Delivery of more than 850 high-speed trains.
  • Regenerative braking system to save up to 25% energy.
  • Contract  for operation and maintenance  for 27 years for the Gautrain system.

The widest range of light rail solutions in the world

Our trams and light rail systems are shaping modern cities around the world. Combining innovation and proven technologies, our cost-effective FLEXITY solutions provide high reliability and maintainability.

Some features of FLEXITY systems  :

  • cost-effective turnkey solution
  • Integral low floor technology for easy access
  • lower energy consumption
  • easy customization
  • spacious interior and increased passenger comfort
  • smooth and silent movement

The systems can be equipped with PRIMOVE technology for catenary-free operation over different distances, eliminating overhead cables and making cities more attractive. The system PRIMOVE uses energy efficient technology MITRAC that optimizes power, saves energy and reduces operational costs.

Bombardier Light Rail Transit Technology  at a Glance:

  • More than 3,500 streetcars and light rail vehicles ordered or in service
  • Gold Coast system delivered in three years
  • Gold Coast trams with storage racks for surfboards – a world first
  • Full low floor vehicles

Automated monorails

A large public transit capacity and an iconic aesthetic

BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 vehicles are a cost effective and efficient solution for growing cities. Highly appreciated by passengers, these award-winning vehicles offer a comfortable, high-capacity transport system. INNOVIA Monorail 300 vehicles travel on raised guideways and allow passengers to admire the cityscape as they pass quietly over traffic jams.

Some features of INNOVIA Monorail 300 vehicles :

  • spacious interior with modular seating arrangement
  • traffic bridges between cars allowing free movement of passengers and increased safety
  • rubber tires that reduce noise and ensure a smooth ride
  • areas reserved for passengers with reduced mobility
  • advanced communication technology for superior reliability
  • smart energy management that increases energy efficiency
INNOVIA Monorail technology in a nutshell: 

  • More than 500 vehicles ordered or in service
  • Public transport capacity exceeding 40,000 passengers per hour per direction
  • Bombardier has been designing, building and operating monorails successfully for 25 years
  • Speeds up to 80 km / h

A driverless metro for efficient transportation systems

The INNOVIA Metro 300 system is a driverless medium-capacity metro solution to meet the challenges of urban transportation. It is the link between low capacity light rail systems and high capacity subway systems. Running on a narrow dedicated guideway, which can be at ground level, underground or elevated, this wheeled and steel track system is easy to implement in cities and urban areas. INNOVIA Metro 300 systems provide reliable service in all weather conditions, even in harsh environments. They are known for their safety, reliability and low life cycle costs.

Some features of the INNOVIA Metro 300 systems :

  • an ideal solution for urban or suburban public transport systems, as well as for airport shuttle systems
  • fast service and transport capacity from 8,000 to 53,000 passengers per hour per direction
  • harmonious integration with existing urban buildings and infrastructure
  • superior comfort and smoothness of movement
  • high levels of service, fast travel and predictable downtime at stations
  • speeds of up to 100 km / h
  • energy efficient operation
  • easy maintainability generating savings over the entire useful life
  • choice of engines for general applications
INNOVIA Metro technology in a nutshell:

  • Three decades of success
  • More than 700 vehicles ordered or in service
  • Delivery of 190 km (double track) of INNOVIA Metro systems in eight major cities


Automated shuttles

A leading solution for urban and airport transport

The INNOVIA APM 300 system is a driverless transport system specifically designed for airports and densely populated urban areas. It offers a fast, comfortable and convenient service and allows passengers to move easily in cities, between airports and city centers or between terminals of the same airport. INNOVIA APM 300 systems run on dedicated underground guideways that can be at ground level or elevated. This allows them to provide continuous service without impeding traffic on the roads or tracks. Results of many years of efficient and reliable operation, theINNOVIA systems APM 300 combines modern aesthetics with state-of-the-art subsystems that result in optimized functionality.

Some features of INNOVIA APM 300 vehicles :

  • efficient service and carrying capacity of 2,000 to 43,000 passengers per hour per direction
  • exceptional flexibility in choosing the route that allows him to negotiate tight curves (22 m) and steep slopes (10%)
  • easy integration even with existing infrastructure
  • smooth movement and reduced interior and exterior noise levels
  • speeds up to 80 km / h
  • ecological mode of transport
  • unprecedented performance and safety
  • low overall capital costs
  • low life cycle costs
The INNOVIA APM vehicles at a glance:

  • Vehicles offering efficient service for more than 40 years
  • Hundreds of vehicles in service in North America, Europe and Asia
  • Delivery of more than 30 APM systems, including 15 of the busiest airports in the world.
  • More than three billion passengers traveled per 100 million vehicle miles driven
  • Availability rate higher than 99.8%, the best rate in the industry

Why create your freight business?

The desire to undertake French is at its highest level. More than 1 in 3 French people dream of being self-employed, a proportion that reaches more than 60% among young people under 29 years of age. Each year, more than 525,000 companies are created, and France has more than 2.8 million self-employed workers, an increase of 25% since 2003. So, why not you?

An attractive way of life
Being your own boss: this is the first reason cited by the French for self-employment. Because who says independence, says freedom: freedom to choose his customers and missions, freedom to apply his work methods, freedom to work according to a time and chosen schedules, freedom to set and be able to change his balance private life – professional life .

Being master of one’s choices is a source of professional fulfillment – nearly 9 out of 10 young entrepreneurs are satisfied with their professional situation, with a recognized and useful activity.

For many, self-employment is also a gateway to or entry into the job market, in a tense environment where salaried experience is a criterion often over-valued by recruiters. For some years, it has been facilitated by the emergence of collaborative platforms linking independent companies and individuals seeking services or offering assignments.

The self-employed person must, however, be ready to assume all the responsibilities of a business creator. Legally, he is a company manager:

• a  company director, who may have different legal forms: EURL, SARL, SAS …
•  or as an individual entrepreneur, particularly via the status of self-entrepreneur

It is up to him to organize the framework of his activity, to fix his tariffs and to develop his customers, to which he is bound by contracts of service provision.

A road transport sector conducive to self-employment

The road transport sector includes road freight transport (3/4 of activity) and road transport of persons (1/4 of activity). It employs more than 630,000 people in France, mainly employees of TPE (companies with fewer than 10 employees) and self-employed people. The sector is currently booming with the explosion of e-commerce and it faces a shortage of manpower: we recruit in road transport!

These two activities, the transport of goods and the transport of persons, each have their own regulations and organization: one can not be improvised as a carrier, a certain number of criteria must be fulfilled, in particular training, and a professional authorized to transport goods. is not allowed to transport people … and vice versa!

The transport of people has been disrupted in recent years by the emergence of the status of VTC and platforms of private drivers.

Freight transport has for a long time suffered from a lack of image and, more recently, competition from the countries of Eastern Europe. It has, however, undergone a very real evolution: more feminized, with more comfortable and secure vehicles, and an improvement in work agreements, particularly in terms of remuneration. New collaborative platforms have also recently made it possible to link carriers and customers, including individuals, which opens up a new market for the self-employed.

How to transport your laptop?

Many of us have to move with a laptop. Whether for professional assignments or to work at home, this material is transported in many conditions.

The lucky ones will be motorized, but many of us travel by public transport. If the computer is a heavy model, you meet all the conditions for a sore shoulder. If so, here are some ways to carry your laptop.

Choosing a lightweight computer

First of all, choose a lightweight computer model. If it is necessary to carry weight, as much limit it by avoiding the laptops too heavy. The ultra-portables are designed to be transported during frequent trips, with very modest weights. Reducing the stress at the source remains the best way to limit future solicitations, especially since the computer is rarely alone in the bag.


Bags that are hand-carried are aesthetic, but binding if the content is heavy. Hold the bag continuously with one hand only on one side (even if you change hands regularly, you are certain that you have your favorite arm). For significant distances and frequencies, saddlebags are not necessarily recommended.

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Shoulder bags

This time, a shoulder strap avoids carrying the bag directly to arms. Except that again, depending on the side worn, the weight will rest on one shoulder: the load is not balanced. No problem if the journeys are short with a light computer, but hello the pain for the rest.


Side comfort, the shoulder straps distribute the weight on both shoulders. Well adjusted, it is kept on the back with a comfort foam. The backpack is a preferred track, even if their connotation young or sport will repel some aesthetes.

A trolley

A trolley is convenient when the content is large or heavy. For example, a trainer who travels with his computer and bibliographic media may be interested in this solution.

However, their movement remains complex depending on the routes and obstacles. Moving with a trolley quickly becomes painful on the street with changes in surfaces, sidewalks or stairs. Similarly, dragging the bag induces the arm to the back, which can solicit the shoulder.

It’s up to you to find the solution that suits you best

Different avenues are offered to employees, with their advantages and disadvantages. It will be a question of finding the best compromise according to the comfort and the needs of each one. In terms of solicitations, the backpack stands out clearly because it balances the weight on both shoulders equitably.

Some amenities may limit the transport of his computer. For example, a desktop computer can be installed in the company, reserving the laptop for use at home or on the go. Secure storage also allows the computer to be left in the premises, if it is not necessary to bring it home at home. Likewise, remote desktop or cloud systems provide access to files from anywhere, without having to use the same computer.