Alstom announced it has been awarded an operations and maintenance contract by the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA).
The base term of the initial five-year contract with an agency budget of around $ 401 million allows for two potential extensions in 2028 and 2033, which together would carry the total value to around $1.4 billion.
This agreement follows the 2012 award of the previous services contract and calls for Alstom’s continued operation and maintenance of the Maryland Area Rail Commuter (MARC) Camden and Brunswick Lines, which are 39 miles and 74 miles long, respectively.
Alstom will continue to be responsible for train operations, customer service, crewing, maintenance of the locomotives and railcar fleet, as well as station and facilities management.
Alstom has maintained its MARC’s mixed fleet – consisting of 42 diesel locomotives, 60 MARC II passenger cars, and 54 Alstom BiLevel coaches (MultiLevel II MARC IV coaches) – which includes daily inspection, equipment servicing, preventive and corrective maintenance at the Maryland Transit Administration’s MARC Train maintenance facilities.
Alstom will continue operations and maintenance of the Camden and Brunswick Lines.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to strengthen our long and proud relationship with the Maryland Transit Administration, and very proud of our performance since we initiated services in 2013,” said Michael Keroullé, Alstom Americas president. “We look forward to serving MARC with the continued high-performance standards we have demonstrated in the past decade.”