New Jersey orders 17 more ALP-45 locomotives from Bombardier

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January 4, 2018: In a recent development New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has placed orders for 17 additional Bombardier ALP-45 dual-power locomotives. 

According to reports, this second call off is valued at about $160 million, which is based on a contract for 26 locomotives signed in 2008. NJ Transit exercised its first option for nine units in 2011, and the contract included options for up to 37 more units.

'This option order is confirmation of the confidence NJ Transit has in our highly innovative, energy efficient, reliable, and safe equipment,' said Benoit Brossoit, president, Americas Region of

'The new locomotives will comply with the EPA's Tier-4 exhaust limits, making them environmentally friendly which is especially important in a metropolitan area like New York,' said Brossoit.

The dual-power locomotives are capable of operating under both diesel power and alternating current electric power from overhead sources. Its flexible power system enables the locomotive to operate across the entire NJ Transit rail system, including electrified and non-electrified lines, thus allowing passengers to ride a single train between New Jersey and New York Penn Station without having to change trains. 

The introduction of dual-power locomotives in 2011-2012 at the NJ Transit, and subsequently at the Rseau de transport mtropolitain marked a first for this technology in North America.

The locomotives are expected to be manufactured at Bombardier sites in Germany and Poland, and the delivery is scheduled to commence in November 2019.

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