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VRE orders another 50 bi-level cars from Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo


Virginia Railway Express (VRE) recently exercised an option to purchase 50 additional bi-level passenger cars from Sumitomo Corp. of America and partner Nippon Sharyo Ltd.

VRE previously ordered 11 bi-level cars from Sumitomo and Nippon Sharyo in May 2005. The contract now totals $109 million.

Replacing VRE’s current single-level cars, the vehicles will feature seating for up to 140 passengers. The cars will be delivered between 2006’s and late 2008.

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