GOOD DESIGN Awards recognize innovative and cutting-edge designs

INNOVIA Monorail 300 system offers iconic aesthetics, mass transit capacity and fast-to-build infrastructure

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won a GOOD DESIGNTM Award for its BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system. This driverless transit system is designed on the principles of iconic aesthetics, mass transit capacity and fast-to-build infrastructure.

The INNOVIA Monorail 300 vehicle’s sleek, aerodynamically styled exterior design has attracted the attention of developers, politicians and the public like no other. The focus on design continues inside; spacious interiors with flexible seating arrangements provide high capacity mass transit capability and open gangways allow passengers to walk through the cars to enhance passenger flow, comfort and safety. System infrastructure is architecturally designed to integrate seamlessly into urban environments with slender, contemporary guidebeams that direct the vehicles and provide structural support.

Bombardier is currently delivering two INNOVIA Monorail 300 systems. In Saudi Arabia, a 3.6 km system with six stations and six two-car monorail trains will be the primary mode of transport for the prestigious new King Abdullah Financial District.  In Brazil, the addition of the new 24 km line, with 17 stations and 54 seven-car trains, will enhance the city of São Paulo and substantially reduce travel times for up to half-a-million people every day.

Pierre Attendu, President, Systems Division at Bombardier Transportation, said,
“Bombardier’s award winning INNOVIA Monorail 300 system combines excellence in product design with innovative technologies such as the Permanent Magnet Motor and the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 train control system for driverless operation. INNOVIA Monorail 300 is a truly game-changing solution for city and airport authorities requiring an attractive, cost-effective and fast-to-build mass transit solution.”  

Founded in 1950, the Chicago Athenaem: Museum of Architecture and Design’s GOOD DESIGN Award is the oldest and most recognised program for design excellence worldwide.  The emphasis of the GOOD DESIGN program is on quality design of the highest form, function and aesthetic standard.