ALSTOM wins a 127 M contract to overhaul Atlanta metro rolling stock
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Work will be carried out at ALSTOM's facilities in Hornell, New York. Deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of 2004, at the rate of up to eight cars a month.
Michel Moreau, President of ALSTOM's Transport Sector, said: 'This new contract reinforces ALSTOM’s position as the number one re-manufacturer of rail transit cars in the US ; the company is currently carrying out several overhaul contracts, in particular for the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, for New Jersey Transit and for the Maryland Mass Transit Administration'.
MARTA is the ninth largest transit system in North America, and transports an average of over half a million passengers a day.
ALSTOM was recently awarded several major contracts in the USA. Particularly notable are: a contract worth 980 million euros for the design and manufacture of 660 new heavy rail subway cars for New York City Transit, and a contract for 62 heavy rail subway cars for the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority worth 137 million euros. The Company has also been awarded in November a 430 million euro contract for the maintenance of 434 freight locomotives by the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF).
With more than 35 product lines and a presence in over 60 countries, ALSTOM's Transport Sector offers cutting-edge products and services to four distinct types of customers: urban transit authorities and operators; intercity passenger rail operators and rolling stock owners; rail freight operators; and intercity railway infrastructure owners. ALSTOM's Transport Sector, with 4.4 billion euros in sales in 2001, is among the world's leading suppliers to the railway industry.
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