Southern California Regional Rail Authority Selects Talgo-Systra Joint Venture to Rebuild Rail Cars.


Seattle, WA-Talgo and SYSTRA are delighted to acknowledge that the Board of Directors for Southern California Regional Rail Authority has awarded the Talgo SYSTRA joint venture a contract to Rebuild up to 121 Bombardier Rail Cars operated by Metrolink for a total contract value of US$138.9 million. The base order is for 50 cars with an option for up to 71 additional cars.

The scope of the work includes updating the control voltage and battery system (charger and batteries), lighting, trucks, passenger communication system, remodeling restrooms,

providing overhauled HVAC systems that are ecofriendly, updating door operators and controls, repainting the exterior, providing new seat cushions and coverings and installing new floor covering. This contract aims at improving the reliability and appearance of the existing fleet of passenger cars while complying with current standards and regulations for there benefit and comfort the passengers.

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