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Signalling Business Unit

The orders acquired in the first half of 2009 came to EUR 390,069 thousand and reflect a decrease of EUR 40,154 thousand from the same period of the prior year (EUR 430,223 thousand).
The order backlog at 30 June 2009 came to EUR 1,534,841 thousand (EUR 1,282,757 thousand less transactions with the Transportation Solutions Business Unit) as compared with EUR 1,409,021 thousand at 30 June 2008 and EUR 1,526,383 at 31 December 2008.

The most significant events of the first half of 2009 referring to the Signalling Business Unit are outlined below.