Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bombardier awarded SunRail operations and maintenance contract

SunRail crews build the forms that will shape the Orlando Amtrak/Orlando Health SunRail station. SunRail crews build the forms that will shape the Orlando Amtrak/Orlando Health SunRail station. SunRail

Bombardier Transportation signed a contract with the Florida Department of Transportation to provide operations and maintenance services for Central Florida's SunRail commuter rail project.

The contract is valued at approximately $195 million and includes mobilization activities followed by 10 years of service.

Bombardier's scope of work for the SunRail commuter rail service will include operations, dispatching, fleet maintenance, track maintenance, customer service, station platform and facility maintenance and material supply. The Bombardier team will assume its operations and maintenance responsibilities in the spring of 2014. The fleet for the SunRail service will include 20 Bombardier BiLevel commuter rail cars,which will be delivered this spring.

"We are proud to be part of this very important expansion of public transit in Central Florida, which will increase people's mobility, provide a regional transportation alternative to Central Florida's congested roads and benefit the regional economy," said Raymond Bachant, president, Bombardier Transportation North America.

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