Media advisory - Agence métropolitaine de transport and Bombardier Transportation unveil first of 160 multi-level rail cars

    MONTREAL, Aug. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The first of the Agence métropolitaine
de transport's (AMT) 160 multi-level rail cars will be unveiled at the
Bombardier Transportation's production site in La Pocatière as part of an
official ceremony. The cutting edge passenger cars are designed to operate on
the AMT's entire train network.

    WHAT              Official unveiling ceremony of the first of 160
                      multi-level rail cars for the AMT's commuter rail

    WHO               Julie Boulet, Minister, Transport Québec
                      Claude Béchard, Minister and MNA for Kamouraska-
                      Joel Gauthier, President and Chief Executive Officer,
                      Raymond Bachant, President, Bombardier Transportation
                      North America

    WHERE             Bombardier Transport
                      La Pocatière production site
                      130, route 230, La Pocatière (Québec)

    WHEN              Firday August 21, 2009
                      Noon      Technical information session
                      12:30 PM  Tour of the multi-level rail cars and
                                interview session
                      1:30 PM   Official unveiling ceremony

    HOW TO GET THERE  Bus transportation between Montréal city, Québec city
                      and the Bombardier Transportation production site at La
                      Pocatière will be available on the day of the event.

                      Please note that closed-toe shoes are obligatory to
                      enter the production site.

    NOTE              Broadcasters will have access to direct remote pick-up
                      of the ceremony from La Pocatière from 1:30 PM to
                      2:30 PM

                      Fiberoptic location:
                      SSO: C4268-53803-3
                      TOC: 514-870-3789

    About Agence métropolitaine de transport

    The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is a government agency
dedicated to increasing the use of public transportation and, through
effective planning, to improve mass transit for everyone in the Metropolitan
Region of Montreal. The AMT currently operates five train lines, 52 train
stations, 2 express metropolitan bus lines, 61 incentive parking sites, 16
metropolitan terminals and 85.2 km of reserved bus lanes. The AMT provides
train services to nearly 16 million passengers a year, making it the sixth
largest metropolitan service in North America. For more information, please

    About Bombardier

    A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from
commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment,
systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in
Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7
billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).
Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability
World and North America indexes. News and information are available

For further information:

For further information: RSVP: Véronique Gabrysz, Allard Hervieu
Communication, (514) 499-3030, ext. 773, Cel.: (514) 965-2715,

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