LACMTA HR4000 Heavy Rail Vehicle Project
In December 2016, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) awarded a contract to CRRC MA to design and manufacture 64 new subway cars for the Red and Purple Lines with a consideration for an additional 218 subway cars totaling $647m. CRRC had the overall best value proposal, with the highest rated technical offer and lowest price. CRRC MA in partnership with Metro will focus on workforce development via this procurement to stimulate job creation and competitive wages and benefits. Delivery of the first pilot car is spring 2020 with the entire order of 64 slated for September 2021.
Committed to manufacturing major components locally in LA County, CRRC MA secured a 41,218 sq. ft. facility in City of Industry, an investment of nearly $40m. Key systems include: propulsion, HVAC and lighting systems. CRRC MA has contractually committed to a content value of 65% of U.S.-manufactured components and systems in each rail car pursuant to the FAST Act to meet Buy America requirements.
These vehicles will be assembled in Springfield, MA at CRRC MA North American Manufacturing facility.