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11/22/2000



Rail News: Passenger Rail

London's 'driverless' railway orders more cars


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Exercising an option on an existing contract with Bombardier Transportation, London’s "driverless" Docklands Light Railway recently ordered 12 additional automatic metro cars. The value of the contract option: about $20 million.



Bombardier plans to manufacturer the vehicles in its Bruges plant in Belgium, then deliver them between January 2002 and March 2002.



A computerized public transport system that operates without drivers, Docklands Light Railway links central London with the Docklands area.



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