Alstom will modernize two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority rail
Two contracts globally worth approximately €170 million
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- November 01, 2012
Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded Alstom
Transport two rail fleet modernization contracts with a combined value of
approximately €170 million. These contracts will be executed at Alstom’s
rolling stock manufacturing facility in Hornell, New York. 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 rail cars.
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 maximum rate of 4 cars per month.
Alstom’s production site in Hornell is the largest of its kind in the United
States. The site includes an engineering department as well as car assembly,
propulsion and bogy plants. The maintenance division “Train Life Services”
also ensures parts supply, fleet renovation and condition-based programs.
Guillaume Mehlman, President of Alstom Transport North America stated.
“To-date, Alstom has successfully modernized more than 5,000 passenger rail
cars across the USA. The know-how and dedication of Alstom teams will give
time-tested rail cars a new lease on life and offer MBTA’s passengers a
superior on-board comfort.”
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates the fifth largest
network in the United States serving approximately 1.3 million passengers each
weekday. The MBTA operates subway, light rail, bus, commuter rail,
paratransit, and ferry boat services across eastern Massachusetts.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated
power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy
sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide
range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The
Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20
billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
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