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Friday, May 05, 2017

China builder signs SEPTA car contract

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Rendering of new SEPTA commuter cars. Rendering of new SEPTA commuter cars. SEPTA

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) signed a contract with CRRC Tangshan for 45 double-deck coaches, which will be used with Septa’s new Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives on regional rail services on the Northeast Corridor.

 

CRRC submitted a bid of $137.5 million for the base order of 11 control cars and 34 intermediate cars, with an option for 10 additional cars priced at $23.5 million.

The stainless steel-bodied vehicles will be assembled at CRRC MA’s new plant in Springfield, Mass., with deliveries due to begin in October 2019.

SEPT says the introduction of double-deck coaches will add around 6000 seats on Regional Rail services, which have witnessed a 52% increase in riders since 2000.

 

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