Talgo wins overhaul option for Metro

Written by Railway Age Staff
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Talgo will get to finish what it started for the Los Angeles Metro fleet.In October the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board at its regular meeting exercised an $18.3-million option for the Spain-based company to overhaul the remaining 36 of 74 Heavy Rail Vehicles (HRVs).


Talgo in 2016 won a $72.9 million contract from Metro to overhaul 74 A650 HRVs; a base order of 38 cars with an option for 36 more. The work was handled by Talgo’s U.S. subsidiary in Milwaukee.

The cars run on Metro’s Red Line.

Production is scheduled to start in April, 2018 after the engineering phase of the project is completed.

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