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Bombardier to provide fleet maintenance for California’s Metrolink

3 October 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded Bombardier Transportation an eight-year Metrolink commuter rail fleet maintenance service contract.

Bombardier to provide fleet maintenance for California’s Metrolink commuter rail fleet

Credit: SCRRA

Bombardier has been providing maintenance services for Metrolink under previous contracts since 1998. The new contract, worth approximately $23 million US ($30 million CAD, 21 million euro) per year, will come into effect on the 01 January 2017 subject to adjustments based on any changes to the current service plan.  The contract also includes a single four-year option.

SCRRA Metrolink fleet maintenance contract worth approximately $23m

Currently, Bombardier ensures availability and reliability of Metrolink’s fleet of locomotives and passenger cars, including BOMBARDIER BiLevel coaches.

Benoit Brossoit, President of Bombardier Transportation, Americas Region said: “We are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Metrolink and are committed to continuously improving the rail services we provide for Metrolink and our other customers that help them run their systems more safely, efficiently and cost effectively.”

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