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Chinese company to build rail cars for LA Metro in U.S.

2017/4/14 11:36:06         Author:ARIT Planning Center         Source:ARIT Planning Center

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC)President Xi Guohua (4th R) attends the signing ceremony in Los Angeles, the United States, April 12, 2017. LA Metro on Wednesday signed a 647 million-U.S.-dollar contract to purchase 282 rail cars from CRRC.


LOS ANGELES, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) on Wednesday signed a 647 million-U.S.-dollar contract to purchase 282 rail cars from a Chinese company.


Under the contract, LA Metro will firstly pay 178 million dollars for 64 rail cars built by China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) to upgrade the U.S. county's subway system.


Of the first batch of HR 4000 rail cars to be delivered by September 2021, 30 will replace the 25-year-old Red and Purple Line trains and 34 will serve the Purple Line Extension that is expected to open in 2023.