The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded Bombardier Transportation a five-year, $288 million extension of its current contract to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Brunswick and Camden Lines of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service rail system.
Bombardier has been providing O&M services for MARC’s Brunswick and Camden Lines under a contract awarded in 2012. The scope of work includes operations, maintenance of a fleet of diesel locomotives and railcars including Bombardier-built Multilevel railcars, customer service, station and facility maintenance, and maintenance of rail infrastructure for the portion of the Brunswick Line owned by MTA.
An established Bombardier customer, MTA is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the U.S. In addition to providing O&M services for the Brunswick and Camden lines, Bombardier also is overhauling 63 MARC III bi-level commuter rail coaches. Previously, Bombardier manufactured 54 Multilevel MARC IV coaches for the MTA and overhauled 34 single-level MARC IIB coaches.
“We look forward to continuing to fulfill the mission of MTA by providing safe, efficient, and reliable transportation with world-class customer service,” said Benoit Brossoit, President, Americas Region, Bombardier Transportation. “Bombardier’s strong services portfolio complements our innovative products and technologies, allowing us to form a genuine partnership with our customers throughout the entire product life cycle.”
Elsewhere in North America, Bombardier also provides O&M services for transit systems including the Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit project (SunRail), Metrolinx/GO Transit in Toronto, New Jersey Transit (RiverLINE), North County Transit District in California (COASTER and SPRINTER rail services), the Réseau de Transport Métropolitain in Montréal, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), and TransLink (West Coast Express) in British Columbia. In addition, Bombardier will maintain the LRV fleet for the new Toronto Eglinton Crosstown Line and will provide O&M services for the new Edmonton Valley Line LRT in Alberta. Bombardier also operates and maintains automated transit systems at 14 U.S. airports (recently winning a contract in Phoenix), and supports customers with overhaul and refurbishment programs as well as with materials and technology.