Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a new contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) of Los Angeles, California to provide eight years of maintenance services for SCRRA’s Metrolink commuter rail fleet. The contract is valued at approximately $23 million US ($30 million CAD, 21 million euro) per year and is subject to adjustment based on any changes to the current service plan. The agreement includes a single four-year option.
While the new contract will take effect on January 1, 2017, Bombardier has been providing maintenance services for Metrolink under previous contracts since 1998. Among its responsibilities, Bombardier ensures the availability and reliability of Metrolink’s fleet of locomotives and passenger cars, including BOMBARDIER BiLevel coaches. Bombardier’s maintenance on-time performance average over the past 12 months is 99.87 percent.
Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership, serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Venture Counties. Working together with Metrolink and its other partners, Bombardier contributes to the improved mobility, cleaner air, and enhanced quality of life that public transportation brings to this fast-growing, increasingly congested region.
Benoit Brossoit, President, 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.”
Worldwide, Bombardier maintains more than 9,000 rail vehicles. In North America, Bombardier provides maintenance and/or operations services to transit systems including Agence Métropolitaine de Transport in Montréal, the Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit project (SunRail) train service, the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, Metrolinx/GO Transit in Toronto, New Jersey Transit, North County Transit District in North San Diego County, OC Transpo in Ottawa, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, TransLink’s West Coast Express commuter rail system in British Columbia, and Metrolink. Bombardier also supports transit systems with overhaul and refurbishment programs as well as with material and technology solutions.
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