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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