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CRRC secures rail car contract for LA Metro

LOS Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has signed a US$647 million deal to buy 282 rail cars from a Chinese company.

LA Metro will firstly pay US$178 million for 64 rail cars built by CRRC Corp to upgrade the local subway system.

Of the first batch of HR4000 rail cars to be delivered by September 2021, 30 will replace the 25-year-old Red and Purple Line trains and 34 will serve the Purple Line Extension that is set to open in 2023.

“We anticipate there will be 50,000 weekday boardings once all seven new stations are built, and there will be nearly 80,000 new daily trips on this entire Metro rail system as a result of the opening of the Purple Line Extension,” LA Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington said.

A new facility will also be bought in the LA region to make major components for propulsion, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems.

“We will create job opportunities, increase tax revenue and stimulate the local economy through our partnership and collaborations,” CRRC President Xi Guohua said.


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