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Re: where on L,I. Possible New Kid On the Block

Posted by Avid Reader on Thu Oct 11 10:44:40 2018, in response to Re: where on L,I. Possible New Kid On the Block, posted by Joe V on Wed Oct 10 17:51:07 2018.

Here is an interesting item:

Sumitomo DMU for Toronto’s Union-Pearson Express (Photo: Stephen C Host).

CANADA: The first two of 18 diesel multiple-unit cars being supplied by Sumitomo for Toronto’s Union-Pearson Express airport rail link has been delivered to regional transport agency Metrolinx.

The US$75m order placed in 2011 covers 12 Type A driving cars and six Type B intermediate cars with toilets, which will enable the operation of a mix of two-car and three-car units. Similar to 18 DMU cars ordered by Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Authority in the USA, they will offer level boarding, wheelchair places and extensive luggage space. They are being are being built at Nagoya in Japan, with final fitting out taking place at Nippon Sharyo’s plant in Rochelle, Illinois.

The DMUs will comply with EPA Tier 4 emissions standards,

and are designed for easy conversion into EMUs if the proposed electrification of the airport line goes ahead.

UP Express is scheduled to launch next year, using 22 km of upgraded route from Union station and a new 3 km elevated spur into the airport. Services will run every 15 min, with a 25 min journey time.
The UP Express project was described in detail in the June 2014 issue of railway Gazette International, which magazine subscribers can access in the digital archive.

Related news
29 Aug 2017 - SMART commuter rail line opens
05 Oct 2015 - Cummins delivers first QSK95 locomotive engine
08 Jun 2015 - Toronto airport rail link opens
05 Feb 2015 - UP Express selects Nomad wi-fi for 'seamless experience'
10 Nov 2014 - Minsk National Airport rail link launched
10 Sep 2014 - Malpensa Terminal 2 rail link contract awarded
14 Aug 2014 - Nippon Sharyo expands US rolling stock plant
01 Jun 2014 - Feature articles in the June 2014 issue of Railway Gazette International
08 Oct 2013 - Metrolinx orders Tier 4 MotivePower locomotives
04 Jul 2013 - Final Toronto airport rail link construction contract awarded
28 Sep 2012 - Sumitomo selected for four-state coach contract
27 Oct 2011 - Toronto airport rail link preferred bidder named
03 Aug 2010 - Toronto airport rail link negotiations collapse
01 Sep 2008 - Toronto airport link edges closer


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