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Alstom awarded 2 MBTA fleet modernization contracts

Posted on November 1, 2012

Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) awarded Alstom Transport two rail fleet modernization contracts with a combined value of approximately $220 million. These contracts will be executed at Alstom’s rolling stock manufacturing facility in Hornell, N.Y. Both projects are scheduled to begin immediately.

The first project includes the full modernization of 86 articulated light-rail vehicles operating on MBTA’s Green Line, which dates back to the 1980s and transports more than 200,000 passengers daily from Boston’s downtown city center to the surrounding suburbs. The cars will be outfitted with new interior surfaces and with new propulsion and climate control systems. The first modernized Green Line cars are scheduled for delivery in late 2013.

For the second project, Alstom will refit 74 bi-level MBTA commuter railcars. Works include the overhaul of the brake system components on each vehicle, the installation of new operator control screens, passenger information displays, interior seating, dynamic signage and upgraded door control mechanisms.

A pilot set of 10 bi-level cars will arrive in Hornell in late 2012 and the first modernized cars are scheduled for return to Boston in late 2013. Production will reach a maximum rate of four cars per month.

Alstom’s production site in Hornell includes an engineering department as well as car assembly, propulsion and bogie plants. The maintenance division, “Train Life Services,” also ensures parts supply, fleet renovation and condition-based programs.

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