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Bombardier receives commuter coaches order from NJ Transit.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 1996--Bombardier Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of Bombardier Inc., today was given an order by the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) for the manufacture and supply of 3 additional Comet IV push-pull commuter coaches. The latest in a line of Comet commuter cars that have been developed for NJ TRANSIT over the past 16 years, the technologically advanced Comet IV push-pull commuter coaches incorporate a combination of advanced safety features, enhanced passenger communications systems and attractive interiors. The order, valued at approximately $3.3 million, increases the total number of Comet IV cars to 99.

The 3 additional coaches will be manufactured by Bombardier at its Barre, Vermont and La Pocatiere, Quebec facilities. Deliveries are expected to begin in July 1997.

Bombardier has been a supplier of passenger rail cars to NJ TRANSIT since the early 1980s. With the delivery of the new order, the total number of commuter coaches supplied to this transportation corporation will reach 311 units.

Based in New York City, Bombardier Transit Corporation is responsible for Bombardier's business development, marketing and public affairs activities in the United States. It is a member of Bombardier Transportation Group, which oversees all of Bombardier's operations in the field of rail transportation equipment. The leading supplier of passenger railcars in North America, with operating plants in Barre (Vermont), Plattsburgh and Auburn (New York), La Pocatiere (Quebec), Thunder Bay and Kingston (Ontario), and Sahagun (Mexico), the Bombardier Transportation Group offers a complete range of urban, suburban and intercity vehicles as well turnkey rail transit systems worldwide. Its European operations include manufacturing facilities in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian corporation engaged in design, development, manufacturing and marketing activities in the fields of transportation equipment, civil and military aerospace and motorized consumer products. The company employs 40,000 people and operates plants in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Bombardier's business volume now totals US$5.2 billion ($Cnd 7.1 billion).

CONTACT: Bombardier Transit Corporation

Kim Fischer

Manager, Communications

212-682-5860

or

NJ TRANSIT

Steve Coleman

Senior Public Information Officer

201-491-7078
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