$961 million contract goes to Alstom

Transport officials in New York have awarded Alstom a $961 million contract to design and manufacture 660 new heavy rail subway carriages.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority-New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) Board of Directors have awarded ALSTOM, in partnership with Kawasaki, a $961 million contract to design and manufacture 660 new heavy rail subway carriages.

The contract includes supply of spare parts, special tools and training. The contract also includes options for an additional 1000 to1040 carriages, bringing the total contract value to $2.358 billion if exercised by the MTA-NYCT.

The new carriages will replace R32, R38, R40 and R42 carriages, and give the NYCT additional new carriages for expansion purposes.

The 660 carriages of the base order will be delivered during 2006-2007. The body shells will be manufactured at Alstom’s facilities in Lapa, Brazil, and the carriages will be built up and tested in Hornell, New York.

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