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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 pm

At this point they're about 3 years behind schedule.

There were the welding cracks that set the project back 2 years, etc.

This is an old post from Second Avenue Sagas but it's a good summary of what the deal is: http://secondavenuesagas.com/2015/08/14/as-bombardier-struggles-r179-delay-to-cost-mta-50-million/
Yet, a closer look at the MTA’s board documents from early 2012 [pdf] reveals some early caution flags. Bombardier’s bid of $599 million for the rolling stock order came in under a bid by an Alstom/Kawaski. In its board materials, the MTA noted a cost savings of around $12.4 million — a total that has been completely wiped away by Bombardier’s late delivery. The bid assessment notes that Bombardier’s technical presentation was “acceptable” but that the ALSKAW bid “ranked higher” in “technical merit.” In other words, ALSKAW was better positioned to deliver on the specs of the R179 order, but Bombardier offered a better price. Since the MTA hadn’t disqualified Bombardier, the company won the contract, and here we are.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:53 pm

BBD was late with the M-7 order to LIRR and MN,and at some point leased LIRR's Arch street shop to do warranty work.
Also past history on other major projects has come back to roost at BBD HQ from both sides of the Alantic(ie,London,and Europe).
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby trainbrain » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:54 pm

Assuming they both bid, MTA will be going with Kawasaki or Alstom for sure. They both have plants in NY. I know that Alstom is bidding, but I am not sure about Kawasaki. I think Kawasaki has the best record in MTA contracts among the manufacturers. Apart from the really weird design of the LIRR bi-levels, I don't think they've really had any major problems with MTA contracts. Their first one was the R62's in the 80's, and those cars were considered to be the most reliable in the fleet until the R142's and R142A's started arriving. Since then they've done the R68A's, R142A's, R160B's, and R188's. On MNCR they have done the M8's and LIRR and MNCR will be getting M9's in the near future.

Bombardier has done a great job with the Multilevels and ALP-46, ALP-46A, and ALP-45DP locomotives on NJT. Not sure why they've botched some other projects lately.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:15 am

Kawasaki is bidding with Alstom in the same manner that Bombardier was teaming up with that Chinese company that's building the new MBTA cars before they were told to beat it in regards to this bid process.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby trainbrain » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:17 pm

How exactly does one company bid with another? Do they have the plan to split various portions of the contract, for example using Kawasaki car bodies and Alstom propulsion?

I believe Siemens is also bidding on the R211.

We should make a list on here as to what companies bid. So far we have:

Alstom/Kawasaki
Siemens
Hyundai Rotem
Chinese company that's making MBTA's nee equipment.

Anyone know of any others?
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:25 pm

CRRC was bidding in conjunction with Bombardier, so that's a nope. Rotem and Siemens are speculation from...here? - so about all that's concrete is Kawasaki/Alstom...
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newyork-subway-kawasakiheavy/kawasaki-vying-for-3-2-billion-new-york-subway-order-idUSKCN1BC3CS

I can't find anything mentioning Rotem or Siemens in conjunction with the 211's, only California stuff. If anyone actually has any references otherwise, do share.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby Head-end View » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:34 pm

I'm surprised to hear that Bombardier is having big problems. Although the delivery of the M-7's to LIRR/Metro-North may have been late, LIRR at least is generally satisfied with them.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby trainbrain » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:26 pm

GirlOnTheTrain wrote:CRRC was bidding in conjunction with Bombardier, so that's a nope. Rotem and Siemens are speculation from...here? - so about all that's concrete is Kawasaki/Alstom...
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newyork-subway-kawasakiheavy/kawasaki-vying-for-3-2-billion-new-york-subway-order-idUSKCN1BC3CS

I can't find anything mentioning Rotem or Siemens in conjunction with the 211's, only California stuff. If anyone actually has any references otherwise, do share.


Well if Rotem or Siemens isn't bidding, the Kawasaki/Alstom it is.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby tommyboy6181 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 am

It actually could bring out some new potential bidders knowing Bombardier is out. Ever since Hitachi bought out AnsaldoBreda, Hitachi fixed a ton of their issues and they're finally able to produce railcars on time. Knowing Hitachi wants to re-establish itself in the US Market, you never know. They might be interested.
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Re: R211 Next Generation Subway Car w. Gangways

Postby tommyboy6181 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:36 pm

It appears that Kawasaki is getting the R211 order. From the article, the carshells will be built in Lincoln, Nebraska and then have assembly and testing work done in Yonkers.
Link: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Compan ... ars?page=1
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue May 15, 2018 11:01 am

Head-end View wrote:What sort of problems is Bombardier having building the R-179's and why? Haven't they been a relatively good builder in past years?


Toronto IIRC had an awful time with their LRT acquisition, and fired BBD.
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Re: R211 Acquisition Next Generation Subway Car w. Gangways

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue May 15, 2018 11:12 am

Some more background: RailJournal.com

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Kawasaki’s final negotiated price was $US 1.44bn for the base order for 535 vehicles, with an offer of $US 1.33bn for an initial option for 640 cars and $US 913.57m for a second option for 437 cars. The total price of $US 3.69bn is 18% lower than MTA’s original estimate of $US 4.48bn.

The base order comprises 440 closed-gangway and 20 prototype open-gangway cars for the ‘B’ Division and 75 closed-gangway cars for the Staten Island Railway.

The number of open-gangway cars in the base order has been increased to enable multiple tests to be conducted on a parallel timeline and therefore accelerate the acceptance of open-gangway cars. If tests are successful, all cars from the initial option could be delivered in open-gangway configuration.

Alongside the bid from Kawasaki, a second offer was submitted by R211 Partners, a joint venture of Bombardier Transit Corporation and CRRC MA. However, the selection committee unanimously ruled that the R211 Partners proposal did not meet the minimum requirements of the technical evaluation criteria.
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MTA says the R211 order calls for “the most aggressive delivery of prototype cars of any NYC Transit subway car contract,” with the delivery of the first 10 pre-series closed-gangway cars due to take place within 10 months of Notice of Award (NOA).

Delivery of production closed-gangway vehicles will take place between 44 and 67 months of NOA. The Staten Island fleet will be delivered between 56 and 65 months of NOA.

The new cars will replace R42 cars dating from1969-70, and some R32 cars, which are more than 50 years old.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of R211 contract

Postby tommyboy6181 » Sun May 20, 2018 5:20 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:
Head-end View wrote:What sort of problems is Bombardier having building the R-179's and why? Haven't they been a relatively good builder in past years?


Toronto IIRC had an awful time with their LRT acquisition, and fired BBD.


Toronto didn't fire Bombardier as the streetcar contract is still ongoing. That was because Metrolinx attempted to cancel the contract and was blocked by the courts. However, there was a modification to the contract where there will be less Bombardier streetcars produced and that the TTC will get some money back.
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/0 ... tract.html
https://www.fool.ca/2018/01/12/further- ... rdier-inc/

Metrolinx selected Alstom to build streetcars due to the ongoing issues with Bombardier.
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/0 ... titor.html
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