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10/16/2018



Rail News: Maintenance Of Way

MTA orders 65 flat cars from Harsco


The cars will be designed to transport track maintenance machinery and other heavy equipment.
Photo – MTA New York City Transit/Marc Hermann

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $40 million contract to Harsco Rail to build and deliver 65 flat cars by the end of 2021.

The flat cars will consist of a frame mounted on a pair of trucks, and will be designed to transport track maintenance machinery and other heavy equipment, materials and supplies, according to a summary of MTA's Sept. 26 board meeting.

The first car is slated to be delivered in July 2019. After that, Harsco will deliver two cars per month, company officials said in a news release.

MTA ordered the cars to support ongoing construction in New York City's subway system to improve performance and passenger ride quality, Harsco officials said.



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