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Bombardier Secures MTA Rail Operations and Maintenance Services Contract

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a five-year extension to its current contract with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to provide rail operations and maintenance services for the Brunswick and Camden Lines of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Rail System.

The contract extension is valued at approximately $288 million US (233 million euro).

Rail Operations and Maintenance Services
Bombardier Multilevel Vehicles for MARC Rail System in Maryland. Photo credit: Bombardier

Bombardier Rail Operations and Maintenance Services

Bombardier has been providing rail operations and maintenance services for the MARC Train’s Brunswick and Camden Lines under a contract awarded in 2012. The scope of work includes operations, maintenance of a fleet of diesel locomotives and commuter rail cars including Bombardier-built multi-level vehicles, customer service, station and facility maintenance, and maintenance of rail infrastructure for the portion of the Brunswick Line owned by MTA.

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An established Bombardier customer, MTA is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. In addition to providing operations and maintenance services for the MARC Train’s Brunswick and Camden lines, Bombardier also is overhauling 63 MARC III bi-level commuter rail coaches.  Previously, Bombardier manufactured 54 multi-level MARC IV coaches for the MTA and overhauled 34 single-level MARC IIB coaches.

Benoit Brossoit, President, Americas Region, Bombardier Transportation, said:

We look forward to continuing to fulfil the mission of MTA by providing safe, efficient, and reliable transportation with world-class customer service. Bombardier’s strong services portfolio complements our innovative products and technologies, allowing us to form a genuine partnership with our customers throughout the entire product life cycle.

Bombardier in North America

Elsewhere in North America, Bombardier also provides operations and maintenance services for transit systems including the Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit project (SunRail), Metrolinx/GO Transit in Toronto, New Jersey Transit (RiverLINE), North County Transit District in California (COASTER and SPRINTER rail services), the Réseau de Transport Métropolitain in Montréal, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink), and TransLink (West Coast Express) in British Columbia.  In addition, Bombardier will maintain the fleet for the new Toronto Eglinton Crosstown Line and will provide operations and maintenance services for the new Edmonton Valley Line in Alberta.  Bombardier also operates and maintains automated transit systems at 14 airports in the United States and supports customers with overhaul and refurbishment programs as well as with material and technology solutions.

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Original press release credit: Bombardier

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