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5/24/2005



Rail News: Passenger Rail

VRE contracts Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo to build bi-level cars


Virginia Railway Express (VRE) recently awarded a contract to Sumitomo Corp. of America and partner Nippon Sharyo Ltd. to supply 11 bi-level passenger cars, with an option for 50 additional cars. With options, the contract totals $109 million.

The gallery-type cars will feature seating for up to 144 passengers and replace older, single-level passenger cars. The cars are scheduled to be delivered between the end of 2006 and beginning of 2007.


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