Global mobility provider Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a contract for 113 Multilevel III commuter rail cars with the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT). The contract is valued at $669 million US (585 million euro) and includes options for up to 886 additional cars.
This represents Bombardier’s third contract with NJ TRANSIT for this popular 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 Multilevel III cars will include: color infotainment screens that display real-time information about stations and connections; USB charging ports located at comfortable 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 for easier access for all passengers. The cars will be equipped with Positive Train Control equipment for increased passenger safety.