Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

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Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby frequentflyer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:58 pm

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Re: Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby mtuandrew » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:18 pm

N-S must really be hurting to not bid, they should essentially own this contract.
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Re: Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby Milwaukee_F40C » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:18 pm

I thought Metra was already having N-S build more new cars through an option order from VRE. What ever became of that? It is too bad N-S has had all these problems in the U.S. market. They should have been the best option for Metra just to keep things simpler. Why not build the cars overseas again?
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Re: Metra to reissue rail-car RFP

Postby eolesen » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:00 am

N-S is closing down Rochelle, which is why they didn't bid.

It's likely we may see single level cars and possibly DMU's on some of the lower density lines...
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