CRRC signs Boston Red Line metro car contract
USA: CRRC signed a contract on April 5 to supply 134 metro cars to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. These are to be used on Boston’s Red Line.
In December 2016 MBTA’s Fiscal & Management Control Board approved a base order for 120 cars with an option for a further 14. This followed a $430·2m contract in 2014 for CRRC to supply 152 cars for the Orange Line and 132 cars for the Red Line.
All 418 cars will be assembled at a plant that CRRC is building in Springfield, Massachusetts. Completion of this facility is expected in September 2017, with manufacturing to begin in April 2018. Deliveries of the cars are due to be completed in 2023.