Bombardier signs $669M option contract for 113 rail cars with NJ Transit
Bombardier announced that it has signed a contract for 113 Multilevel III commuter rail cars with New Jersey Transit. The contract is valued at $669M and includes options for up to 886 additional cars. This represents Bombardier's third contract with NJ Transit for this car. Under contracts awarded in 2002 and 2010, Bombardier provided 429 Multilevel I and II cars now in successful operation at NJ Transit. The range of new features on the cars will include: color infotainment screens that display real-time information about stations and connections, USB charging ports located at 2x2 seats, an onboard video surveillance system for increased security, wider vestibules for improved wheelchair accessibility, new bicycle racks, an intelligent LED lighting system with automatic brightness control and motorized restroom doors.