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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has awarded Alstom an order worth US$187 million (€150 million) for the supply of 120 heavy rail subway cars.
This order is the exercise of an option provided in the initial contract awarded to Alstom by WMATA in June 2002 for the supply of 62 new heavy rail subway cars for the Blue Line extension to Largo Town Center. The cars will be assembled at the company's Hornell, NY facilities. They will be fitted with Alstom's propulsion technology, the Onix traction drives, and an advanced cab signalling system.
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