The Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (WMATA) has awarded Alstom a 137 million Euro contract for the design and manufacture of 62 new heavy rail subway cars.
The contract includes the cars, spare parts, special tools and training.
The contract also includes an option to supply an additional 120 new subway cars. The option has a potential value of 205 million Euros to Alstom if exercised by WMATA.
The new cars will be assembled in Alstom’s facilities in Hornell, near New York. The cars will be fitted with Alstom’s propulsion technology, the ONIXTM traction drives, and an advanced cab signalling system.
In addition, Alstom is also currently providing new Comet V passenger rail coaches for the expanding New Jersey Transit fleet as well as overhauling subway cars for WMATA and the Chicago Transit Authority.