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Site Name:
Bombardier Rail Vehicles Production Site
Site Type:
Engineering  Manufacturing 
Legal Entity:
Bombardier Transportation GmbH 
Christoph-Lüders-Straße 24
02826 Görlitz
+49 35 81 330
+49 35 81 405 189

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Site Fact Sheet (PDF 79 KB)

Basic Information

Total area 338,943 m²
Number of employees approx. 1,500 (March 2014)
Location Görlitz, Saxony

Production of complete vehicles, metros, passenger cars - in particular double-deck coaches

Core competencies in the production of steel, stainless steel and aluminium car bodies

Own engineering development centre, cooperating with the development centres in Västeras, Sweden and Hennigsdorf, Germany



Görlitz is Bombardier’s competence centre for the production of double-deck trains. Railway vehicles have been built at the Görlitz site for more than 160 years. By successfully developing motor vehicles, double-deck cars and bogies, the East Saxon Company wrote a part of railway history. Almost 18,000 vehicles have been built in Görlitz since 1948. Of the 5,700 vehicles built since 1900, more than 2,800 have been double-deck coaches. In addition, the Görlitz site manufactures car bodies made of steel, stainless steel and aluminium for passenger trains and metros.

Main Products and Contracts over the last ten years

High speed vehicles

  • ICE-T as a consortium leader within a consortium including Siemens, Alstom and Fiat
  • Germany: Complete vehicles – ICE-T cab cars, Car bodies for ICE trailer cars and ICE-T trailer cars

Trains in regional and commuter traffic

  • Double-deck cars
    • Germany: Deutsche Bahn AG, Regional operator Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG), Regional operator Arriva
    • Israel: National railway company Israel Railways
    • Luxembourg: National railway company Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL)
    • Denmark: National railway company Danske Statsbaner (DSB)
    • Poland: Regional operator Koleje Mazowieckie
  • Metro
    • India: Complete vehicles for Delhi Metro
Car bodies for double-deck, metro and intercity trains
  • Netherlands: Car bodies for VIRM (Verlengd InterRegio Materieel)
  • Germany: Car bodies for LVS Marschbahn (transport company of the federal State of Schleswig-Holstein), Car bodies for TALENT 2
  • Sweden: Car bodies for EMU REGINA, Car bodies for OTU (Öresund Train Unit) CONTESSA, Car bodies for REGINA SJ (Statens Järnvägar) trains
  • Denmark: Car bodies for OTU CONTESSA trains
  • Norway: Car bodies for Flytoget / Airport Express train
  • Romania: Car body flat packs for Bucharest Metro
  • India: Car body flat packs for Delhi Metro

Current orders·   ·       

  • TWINDEXX Express double deck trains for Swiss Federal Railways
  • TWINDEXX Express double deck trains of generation 2010 for Deutsche Bahn AG
  • High-quality car bodies ICx for Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Double deck coaches for Israel Railways


  • IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard), certified according to Rev. 02
  • Quality management system, certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
  • Environmental management system, certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 and EMAS II
  • Occupational health and safety management, certified according to BS OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Certificate for welding of railway vehicles and vehicle components according to DIN EN 15085-2 / component classification C1
  • Certificate for suitability for adhesive bonding of railway vehicles and parts according to DIN 6701-2
  • Project related Supplier assessment of Deutsche Bahn AG with ratings for projects Do2010 and ICx
  • DAkkS-approved testing facility for typical railway-related tests of railway vehicles


Historical Milestones

1849: Founded as a railway vehicle construction plant

1869: Foundation of the joint stock company for the production of railway material in Görlitz (Aktiengesellschaft für Fabrikation von Eisenbahnmaterial zu Görlitz

1921: Merger with the machine construction plant of Görlitz to form Waggon- und Maschinenbau AG (WUMAG)

1932: First DMU "Fliegender Hamburger" with a speed of 160 km/h

1936: First double-deck car for the "Lübeck-Büchener Railway Company"

1945: Expropriation of the plant due to Soviet military administration in Germany

1947: Main administration of nationally-owned companies in Saxony established the VEB Waggonbau Görlitz

1990: Transformation into Waggonbau Görlitz GmbH as a subsidiary of Deutsche Waggonbau AG (DWA)

1995: Delivery of the 5,000th double-deck car Incorporation of Waggonbau Görlitz GmbH as Görlitz plant into Deutsche Waggonbau AG (DWA) Takeover by US investment group "Advent International Corporation", Boston

1998: Acquisition by Bombardier Inc. – integration into Bombardier Transportation

2007: Transformation of DWA in terms of Corporate Law – formation of Bombardier Transportation (Bahntechnologie) GmbH & Co. KG, subsequent merger with Bombardier Transportation GmbH

2009: New construction of the production hall for stainless steel car bodies Delivery of the first metro vehicle for Delhi Metro

2012: Last double deck coach – model 2003 – has left Görlitz. 647 coaches have been produced and delivered in 9 years. The Görlitz site is working on the new model 2010



In 27 countries, around 39,850 employees are developing and manufacturing sophisticated rail transport solutions. Our German sites provide high-tech engineering services and form the backbone of our production in Europe.

It is important to Bombardier that our employees develop both professionally and personally and are keen to contribute to our collective success. That also includes fostering young talent. At the Görlitz site, we offer training in the following professions:

  • Construction mechanic                                            
  • Vehicle painter                                                         
  • Electrical systems operator                                         
  • Woodworking technician                                                      
  • Skilled personnel for warehouse logistics
  • BA students of industrial engineering

In Görlitz, we also employ BA students of sales administration and KIA (cooperative engineering training) students in mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as offering traineeships.

Are you interested in one of the jobs or training positions offered at the Görlitz site? On our Careers website you can search for current job postings. Please note that positions in the manufacturing field are only advertised regionally and are therefore not available via the search function. If you are interested in a manufacturing or training position, please contact the personnel representative in Görlitz.

CONTACT: Manfred Trost, E-Mail @ M.Trost+49 (0)3581 33 2115