Bombardier Transportation announced yesterday, December 11 that it received an order from New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) for the supply of 100 multi-level vehicles to increase train system capacity.
NJ Transit received unanimous approval from its board of directors to contract with Bombardier, subject to execution of an agreement between NJ Transit and the Port Authority, which is funding the project.
Valued at $243 million, the contract calls for the design, manufacture and delivery of new multi-level commuter cars. It includes options for up to 176 additional multi-level vehicles which, if exercised, would bring the total value of the order to $525 million.
The stainless steel carbodies will be manufactured at Bombardier’s La Pocatiere, Quebec plant with final assembly at the Plattsburgh, New York plant. Six Pilot Cars will be delivered in July 2005, 30 months after Notice to Proceed and will undergo a six-month test program. Delivery of the remaining cars will begin after the testing is completed.