Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received an order from the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) to provide maintenance and services for SCRRA’s Metrolink commuter rail fleet.
Valued at $130 million Cdn ($96 million US), the contract covers maintenance and services for 146 Bombardier-built BiLevel commuter rail cars and 37 EMD-built F-59 locomotives. The base agreement is for seven years. The total value of the order could grow to $193 million Cdn ($143 million US) if an option for three additional years is exercised
Bombardier Transportation currently maintains two of North America’s largest BiLevel commuter fleets with SCRRA/Metrolink in Los Angeles and GO Transit in Toronto. Bombardier Transportation also maintains 3,000 vehicles in Europe, Asia and Africa.
In February, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR), of which Bombardier Transportation is a member, signed a five-year, $1.35 billion Cdn ($1 billion US) services contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The contract begins July 1, 2003.