posted on 9th Jan 2019 15:19
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a contract for 113 Multilevel III commuter cars with the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT). The contract is valued at 669 million USD and includes options for up to 886 additional cars. This represents Bombardier’s third contract with NJ TRANSIT for this popular car. Under contracts awarded in 2002 and 2010, Bombardier provided 429 Multilevel I and II cars now in operation at NJ TRANSIT. 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 comfortable 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 be equipped with Positive Train Control equipment for increased passenger safety.