LA Metro Approves LRV Overhaul Contract

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
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The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board has approved a $170.3 million contract with Kinkisharyo to perform midlife overhauls on the P2250 fleet of light rail vehicles running along the Gold Line.

The 50 LRVs were manufactured by AnsaldoBreda from 2008 through 2012, according to Metro. (Hitachi completed acquisition of AnsaldoBreda on Nov. 2, 2015.) The scope of work for the overhaul program includes the following systems and safety components: vehicle door systems, propulsion system controllers, friction brake system controllers, trucks, automatic train control (ATC)/automatic train operation (ATO) system controllers, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and communication system controllers.

The work will be performed at Kinkisharyo’s facility in Palmdale, Calif., and the company has committed to creating and retaining 143 positions for the 55-month work period, plus warranty phase, according to Metro.

The Palmdale facility is also completing work on Metro’s order for 235 P3010 LRVs, the first 21 of which entered Gold Line revenue service on March 5, 2016.

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