Metrolinx taps Sumitomo for DMUs

Posted on April 1, 2011

[IMAGE]20110401170042ENPRNPRN12-SUMITOMO-DMU-1y-1301677242MR-2.jpg[/IMAGE]Sumitomo Corp. of America in conjunction with its car builder partner Nippon Sharyo, entered into contract with Metrolinx in Toronto to supply 12 Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs).

The contract price is $53 million for 12 DMUs and includes an option for Metrolinx to purchase up to an additional six cars. If the option is exercised, the total contract would amount to $75 million.

The vehicles are scheduled for delivery in 2014 and will be the first vehicle delivery to Canada for the Sumitomo Corp. of America/ Nippon Sharyo team.

The new DMUs will be used for the Air Rail Link (ARL), which is an express rail link that will connect Pearson Airport with Union Station in downtown Toronto — Canada's two busiest transportation hubs. The ARL service will be operational by 2015, in time for the Pan Am Games, and will offer a critical transit alternative to the five million car trips that take place every year between these destinations.

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

More News

Cummins ships first QSK95 engine for the rail market

The engine, rated at 4400 hp (3281 kW) will be delivered to Siemens® manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., where it will be installed into a Charger® locomotive.

Thales to modernize signaling for N.Y. MTA's Queens Line

According to MTA’s vision, this line will also be the first interoperable one in the world: it will allow Thales equipment to work seamlessly with other CBTC suppliers’ equipment.

Amtrak to start charging fees for baggage exceeding limits

Amtrak will start on Thursday charging $20 to passengers who exceed limits for carry-on and personal items.

Metra expands online ticket payment options

Customers who purchase tickets for the Northeast Illinois commuter rail system through the agency’s website now have the ability to split their payments among credit and debit cards, including pre-tax transit benefit debit cards.

Las Vegas high-speed rail partners up, Authority meets

The joint venture says construction could begin in September 2016 once it has acquired all the necessary approvals.

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



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