A global rail technology company , Bombardier Transportation announced that in the Australian Good Design Awards has granted it two awards for its VLocity train vehicle design and interior design. The awards recognized the Bombardier’s enhancements added to the front of the iconic train that contains the crashworthiness and cab improvements for drivers, as well as passenger access points, access for passengers with mobility aid and luggage storage.
The award on the evolved design gets in 15 years to the month on the first train in Australia to win a Good Design Award after making of the original VLocity train. The awarded train is desiged with the help of collaboration between Bombardier Transportation, Department of Transport, V/Line and the participating stakeholders.
To design these trains, Bombardier worked and make use of the feedback from disability advocacy groups, industry stakeholders and passengers, which created combination between the train design, layout and its passengers. These trains feature additional space and consideration for access, egress and maneuverability.
Bombardier Transportation’s President for Australia and New Zealand, Wendy McMillan said, “These two awards recognize the efforts and strong collaboration between Bombardier Transportation, Department of Transport, V/Line and the participating stakeholders, which led to the development of this user-friendly train design.”
He added further, “We are very proud of the new VLocity train and the people of regional Victoria can now share in this pride too. I would also like to thank the Victorian Government for their ongoing support for Bombardier and our VLocity trains.”