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
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.
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.