by Josephine Cordero Sapién
04 Sep 2020
Bombardier Transportation is to supply a further eight ALP-45 dual-power locomotives to New Jersey.
The New Jersey Transit Corporation – NJ TRANSIT – has exercised an option from a contract signed with Bombardier in 2008. It is the fourth time NJ TRANSIT is ordering this type of locomotives. Once Bombardier delivers on this option, NJ TRANSIT will own a total of 60 ALP-45 locomotives.
“We are very proud of our long-standing partnership with NJ TRANSIT and the agency’s reliance on our proven ALP-45 DP locomotives as it continues to modernize and expand its rail fleet.
“These new locomotives are far more environmentally-friendly than the diesel units they’re replacing. Additionally, they offer NJ TRANSIT greater operating flexibility and provide passengers with the safety and convenience of a one-seat ride to and from Penn Station in New York City.”
The ALP-45 locomotives will meet Tier IV emissions standards as set by the ETA. They will have reduced emissions in diesel mode compared to lower-tier locomotives. They will also have emission-free operations in AC electric mode.
These dual-power locomotives will greatly increase the horsepower, acceleration and available head-end power over the locomotives they are to replace. Since they are dual-mode, they can operate on NJ TRANSIT’s entire network, which includes both electrified and non-electrified lines. The locomotives will be able to haul passenger cars between New Jersey and Penn Station in NYC, for example. Bombardier is to deliver the units in 2022.
Bombardier and NJ TRANSIT have worked together for a long time and Bombardier has delivered more than 100 electric and dual-power locomotives over the years.
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