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Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North order more Bombardier electric cars

MTA Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) recently exercised an option to purchase an additional 194 M-7 electrical multiple unit cars from Bombardier Transportation.

Under the $425 million order, LIRR and MNR will obtain 158 and 36 cars, respectively.

Since 1999, the railroads have ordered 1,172 M-7s from Bombardier, valued at $2.5 billion. To date, Bombardier has delivered 630 M-7s to LIRR and MNR.

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