Rail

Alstom to overhaul Caltrans fleet

Posted on August 10, 2009

Alstom was selected by Caltrans to renovate all 66 bi-level intercity passenger vehicles from its California car fleet. The Caltrans fleet was manufactured by Morrison Knudsen in Hornell, N.Y. - an Alstom facility since 1998. The fleet of vehicles is comprised of four distinctive car types - cab, trailer, coach and food service cars.

The Caltrans fleet of vehicles are operated and maintained by Amtrak, on the "San Joaquin Corridor" from Oakland to Bakersfield, and the "Capitol Corridor" from Sacramento to San Jose. The fleet operates at speeds of up to 79 miles per hour on 350 miles of track, serving over 30 stations, with a yearly ridership in excess of two million passengers.

The contract, worth $13.1 million, includes the complete replacement of the door systems and upgrade of the wheelchair lifts, as well as the wreck repair of one car. The work will be performed over a two-year period without disrupting the daily service, at the Alstom's new Train Life Services facility located in Mare Island, Calif.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom, Bombardier deliver 100th MI09 French trainset

Every MI09 can transport up to 2,600 passengers at maximum speeds of approximately 75 miles per hour. Each train is made up of five cars, each equipped with three large doors on either side to facilitate passenger exchange in the stations.

How transportation played key role in transformation of Milan

The Brussels based UITP’s World Congress is the major global gathering of the world’s public transport industry to network, review progress and innovation, understand trends from suppliers as well as focus on the challenges that public transport faces in delivering a viable, sustainable future for the world.

Calif.'s SMART secures $11 million grant to buy 3 more railcars

The three additional cars will boost SMART’s seating capacity by 35%, officials said. Because of the escalating costs for railcars, the grant also was estimated to have saved taxpayers about $11 million, according to state officials,

Parsons Brinckerhoff under contract to deliver Calif. high-speed rail

Will begin work on a seven-year, $700 million rail delivery partner contract awarded by the California High-Speed Rail Authority earlier this month.

Alstom to supply 13 Coradia Lint regional trains to Danish network

The Coradia Lint 41 is an environmentally-friendly low-consumption Diesel Multiple Unit that can reach a maximum operating speed of up to 87 mph.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close