CAF will Produce Passenger Cars to Amtrak

CAF will Produce Passenger Cars to Amtrak
July 30, 2010 10:32 am

Amtrak in the US has awarded a $298m contract to CAF USA to deliver 130 single-level passenger rail cars to support its long-distance train services.

The rail cars, similar to the Viewliner model, will include 25 sleeping cars, 25 diners, 55 baggage cars and 25 dormitory cars for use on long-distance trains.

Other features include improved lighting, more efficient air conditioning and heating systems, extra outlets to power personal electronic devices and bicycle racks.

The rail cars will be delivered over five years, with the first scheduled to roll off the assembly line in October 2012, according to Amtrak.

CAF USA will perform manufacturing and final assembly work at a facility in New York.
The contract is part of Amtrak’s plan to replace its entire fleet of passenger rail cars and locomotives over the next 30 years. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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