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Nippon Sharyo and Sumitomo Corporation of America Receive Contract to Supply 6 Additional DMU Cars for Metrolinx
December 21, 2011
Nippon Sharyo and Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) entered into an agreement on October 31, 2011 with Metrolinx in Toronto, Canada for the supply of six Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs). Metrolinx exercised an option to the current contract (finalized on March 31, 2011) of 12 DMU vehicles. The contract price is $22 million for the six DMUs.
These will be gC-Carsh, designed to be placed between the two aerodynamic cab cars being supplied for the base contract. In addition to offering additional passenger capacity per train, these C-Cars will offer more flexibility to Metrolinx, as they will be able to be connected to either end of an aerodynamic car, or operated individually from their flat-nosed cab. They are scheduled for delivery in 2015.
These new DMUs will operate along with the base-order cars as part of the Air Rail Link (ARL), which is scheduled to begin service in 2015, in time for the Pan Am Games.
These unique DMU vehicles are new to North America. They will meet the stringent Tier 4 emissions standards, and will incorporate Crash Energy management (CEM) features that exceed Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements.