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New Jersey Transit Signs Deal for 113 Multilevel III Commuter Rail Cars

Bombardier has signed a contract for 113 Multilevel III commuter rail cars with the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit).

The contract, valued at US$669 million (roughly 585 million Euros), includes options for up to 886 additional cars.

It is the third contract Bombardier has signed with NJ Transit for this popular car. Under contracts awarded in 2002 and 2010, Bombardier provided 429 Multilevel I and II cars now in successful operation at NJ Transit.

Rendering of Bombardier Multilevel III passenger rail cars for New Jersey. Click to enlarge.

 “We are confident that our new Multilevel III cars, with their enhanced technical features and passenger amenities, will provide exceptional service and meet passengers’ evolving expectations,” said Pierre-Yves Cohen, President, responsible for products and engineering at Bombardier Transportation. “This contract will consist of cab cars, trailer cars, restroom-equipped trailer cars and new power cars that can replace locomotives and create self-propelled trains, providing NJ Transit with increased operational flexibility. Additionally, the Multilevel III cars will be fully compatible and interoperable with the Multilevel I and II cars.”

The range of new features on the Multilevel III cars will include: color infotainment screens that display real-time information about stations and connections; USB charging ports located at 2x2 seats; an onboard video surveillance system for increased security; wider vestibules for improved wheelchair accessibility; new bicycle racks; an intelligent LED lighting system with automatic brightness control; and motorized restroom doors for easier access for all passengers. The cars will also be equipped with Positive Train Control equipment for increased passenger safety.

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