December 20, 2011

Toronto's Metrolinx to add 6 DMUs

Sumitomo Corp. of America in conjunction with its car builder partner Nippon Sharyo, entered into an agreement in October with Metrolinx in Toronto to execute an option to supply an additional six Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) to the current contract of 12 DMU vehicles.

The contract price is $22 million for six DMUs and will be for the middle flat-nosed "C-Car", which connects both ends of the slanted nose "A-Cars."  Although Metrolinx will be using these additional six cars as a middle car, these "C-cars" can still be operated individually. The vehicles are scheduled for delivery in 2015.

These unique DMU vehicles are new to North America. The vehicles for Metrolinx will meet the stringent Tier 4 emissions standards and will incorporate Crash Energy management features that comply and exceed with Federal Railroad Administration requirements. 

Final assembly of the cars will take place at the new production facility in Rochelle, Ill.  Operation of the new facility will start in the second quarter of 2012.

These new DMUs will be used for the Air Rail Link (ARL), an express rail link that will connect Pearson Airport with Union Station in downtown Toronto — Canada's two busiest transportation hubs.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


STORE
METRO Magazine - July 2013

METRO Magazine
Here are the Highlight:
  • Consultant Roundtable
  • Consultant Achievements
  • High-Speed Rail Reaches a Crossroads
    And much more…
  •  
    DIGITAL EDITION

    The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue