NORTH AMERICA: Bombardier has been selected to supply New Jersey Transit and Montréal suburban operator AMT with a total of 46 electro-diesel locomotives for commuter services.
Announced on August 18, the €178m order from NJ Transit covers 26 locomotives with options for a further 63. These will enable more services to operate through from non-electrified lines into New York Penn Station.
AMT has placed a €152m order for 20 locomotives with options for 10. These will be used on services running from the planned Repentigny - Mascouche branch into Montréal Central station via Mount Royal tunnel, which is electrified at 25 kV AC.
The locomotives will be a dual-mode diesel and AC overhead electric evolution of the ALP-46 electric design in service with NJ Transit since 2002. They are to be built in Germany and Poland for delivery from 2011.
- On August 13 NJ Transit agreed to exercise an $76m option with Bombardier for an additional 50 double-deck coaches, bringing its total order to 329 of the vehicles.