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New Jersey Transit’s first of 25 dual-power locomotives from Alstom will begin dynamic qualification and acceptance testing for about six weeks before entering revenue service.

NJT Accepts First ALP-45DPA

New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) initial second-generation ALP-45DPA dual-power (electric-diesel) locomotive from Alstom has arrived, and the agency is slated to take delivery of another 24 on order by early next year.

Of TransLink’s 205 new SkyTrain cars from Bombardier, 125 will replace first-generation MKIs and support the Broadway Subway Project; 80 will operate on the Expo and Millennium lines to improve capacity. (TransLink, Twitter)

Vancouver TransLink Ordering 205 SkyTrain Cars

TransLink has selected Bombardier Transportation to supply 205 new SkyTrain cars for the Expo and Millennium lines of its automated rapid transit system in Vancouver. The C$722.6 million contract will be signed in the coming days, the agency reported. Delivery of the first car is expected in 2023; all cars are slated for service by year-end 2027.

The 2.5-mile, six-station APM is slated to open in 2023. (Rendering courtesy of Los Angeles World Airports)

LAX APM Engages ABB ESS

The Los Angeles International Airport’s 2.25-mile Automated People Mover (APM) will use a traction energy storage system for backup power when it opens in 2023.

For NJT, Eight More Dual-Powers

New Jersey Transit has exercised an option worth approximately $70.5 million with Bombardier for eight ALP45-DPA dual-powered (electric-diesel) locomotives. The acquisition is based on a contract awarded in 2008 for 26 initial ALP-45DPs, with an option to purchase up to 63 additional units. In July 2009, NJT purchased nine more ALP-45DPs, increasing the fleet 35 units. In December 2017, 17 upgraded ALP-45DPAs were ordered, upping fleet size to 52. This latest option, the first unit of which is expected to arrive in first-quarter 2022, will bring the NJT fleet to 60 units when delivery is completed.