The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Harsco Rail a multi-year contract valued at approximately $40 million for 65 maintenance-of-way flat cars to support MTA New York City Transit subway projects.
The contract calls for construction and delivery of all 65 cars by the end of 2021. Construction of the first flat car is scheduled to begin immediately. The first delivery is expected in July 2019, after which two new flat cars will be delivered per month. MTA purchased the cars “to support ongoing construction throughout the New York City subway system that will improve subway performance and passenger ride quality,” Harsco Rail said.
“New York’s subway system has more stations than any transit system in the world, and provides more than one billion rides per year,” said Harsco Rail President Jeswant Gill. “Harsco Rail could not be more pleased to partner with the MTA to help ensure a safer, more comfortable trip for customers.”