Amsted Rail Transit announced it will partner with Alstom to supply 200 new multilevel railcars for Metra, according to the company’s press release.
Metra is the commuter rail system serving the Chicago metropolitan area.
Amsted Rail will provide complete, assembled bogie systems, plus couplers, draft gears, and crash energy management systems. They will then be integrated with Alstom’s railcars at the Alstom manufacturing facility in Hornell, New York.
“This program will make Amsted Rail the only U.S. provider of cast steel bogie designs with the in-house capability to provide the complete assembled bogie, fully validated with all product static and dynamic testing – literally rolling the full system under Alstom’s newly designed state-of-the-art Metra cars,” said Matt Cook, COO, Amsted Rail Truck and End-of-Car Systems. “It’s two industry leaders optimizing efficiencies.”
Alstom will ensure Metra can deliver a safer riding experience and improve fleet operational performance by adding Amsted Rail bogies to the railcar.
“We’re proud to partner with Alstom and advance the future of U.S. railroad infrastructure, said Cook. “Together, our complementary strengths promise unparalleled passenger service to millions of riders.”
Amsted is a U.S.-based manufacturer of complete bogie systems and end-of-car components.