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Bombardier Transportation Wins Bid for R179 Contract
« on: March 26, 2012, 06:46:26 pm »
Since this hasn't been reported here yet, I figured I'd change that.

After many delays and postponements, the R179 order finally has a builder. Pending approval from the MTA Board, which should be given by some time this week, Bombardier will be the sole builder of the R179 consists. The 10-car test set is expected to be delivered by late 2014. Delivery of the rest of the cars should begin in early to mid-2015 and wrap up by late 2016. Mind you, this is all tentative, so don't be surprised if things don't follow the schedule to the letter.

As has been stated previously, the R179 will completely replace the remaining R32s and R42s. Don't read that as a guarantee of which lines will receive the new cars because nobody knows that yet.

http://www.mta.info/mta/news/books/docs/r_179_staff_summary_March_2012.pdf

More details will be posted when they come up. Stand by.

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