Newark-based New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has awarded Bombardier a contract for 27of its new ALP-46A electric locomotives.Newark-based New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has awarded Bombardier a contract for 27 of its new ALP-46A electric locomotives.
NJ Transit, the nation”s third-largest provider of public transit, currently utilizes 29 of Bombardier”s ALP-46 locomotives as part of its commuter rail fleet.
Bombardier is a Montreal, Canada-based manufacturer of regional and business aircraft and rail transportation equipment, systems and services. The new locomotives will help NJ Transit expand capacity in its passenger rail operations by hauling the multilevel commuter rail cars that Bombardier is currently producing for the transit agency. The order for 27 locomotives is valued at an estimated $229 million. The contract also includes options for an additional 33 locomotives.
The new locomotives will be built at Bombardier”s manufacturing site in Kassel, Germany. Shipments are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2009. In addition to ALP-46 locomotives, Bombardier has supplied more than 300 Comet II, III and IV push-pull commuter cars to NJ Transit, and is currently producing 234 multi-level commuter rail cars for the transit agency.