NJ Transit double-deck EMU impression

USA: The NJ Transit board has approved the purchase of a further 25 Alstom Multilevel III double-deck electric multiple-unit cars as option on a December 2018 contract for an initial 113 vehicles. The cars will replace Arrow III single-deck vehicles.

The order is being funded as part of the Portal North Bridge project to increase peak capacity. NJ Transit said that ordering the extra cars now would provide continuity of production, minimising the risk of supply chain delays.

The latest order includes five driving cars and 20 intermediate trailer cars, three of which will have toilets. Other facilities will include USB charging ports, information displays and video infotainment.

’Early in our administration, it became clear that NJ Transit was in desperate need of new and refreshed rail equipment’, said Governor Phil Murphy on February 9. ‘The purchase of these cars reflects the commitment that we made to New Jersey commuters and is one of many steps that we are taking to provide NJ Transit customers with an improved and more reliable experience on the rails.’

James Sincaglia

  • The NJ Transit board has appointed James Sincaglia as Senior Vice-President & General Manager of Rail Operations. He joined NJ Transit’s bus division in 1996, then became a train dispatcher, Supervisor of Train Operations, Manager of Train Operations, Senior Director of System Operations and Deputy General Manager of Transportation. He has headed the railway in an acting capacity since April 2020. ‘Jim has been instrumental in guiding us through some of the most innovative projects and industry-leading technological advances, including successfully meeting the Positive Train Control deadlines’, said President & CEO Kevin Corbett.