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Bombardier rail cars headed to California in deal worth $274 million

San Francisco rapid transit exercises option on earlier contract, bringing total value to $921 million for 410 rail cars.


June 26, 2012
by The Canadian Press

BERLIN, GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation announced today that the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has ordered an additional 150 rail cars in a deal worth $274 million.

The order represents an option under a contract signed earlier this month, bringing the total value for the 410 rail cars to more than $920 million.

Bombardier will assemble the cars at its manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh, New York. Ten pilot cars are scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2015, followed by testing of the pilot cars on the BART system. The delivery of the 400 remaining production series cars is expected to follow between early 2017 and the spring of 2020.

©The Canadian Press