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Phoenix and Seattle pick Japanese LRVs

Valley Metro Rail has selected Kinki Sharyo to build 36 LRVs for the proposed Phoenix, AZ, light rail system, in a USD 115 million contract that includes an option for a further 39 vehicles. Unsuccessful bidders were Bombardier, CAF and Siemens. The 32-km light rail line is expected to open in 2006. In Seattle, WA, the Sound Transit board is being recommended to award a USD 131.8 million contract for 31 low-floor LRVs to Kinki Sharyo for its Central Link light rail project. Delivery would run from November 2006 to September 2008.

26 November 2003

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