PATCO Car Rebuilds

A contract to rebuild PATCO’s aging fleet of railcars has finally been award. Alstom of France recently won the $194.2 Million contract to strip there cars down to there bare stainless steel bodies. New interiors, brake and propulsion systems, lighting and messaging systems, and  heating and cooling systems will be installed. The cars will reportedly keep there original wheel assemblies and traction motors. The cars were built in 1968 and 1980 by Budd and Vickers respectively and the project will extend the cars life 25 years. All 120 cars will be rebuilt at Alstom’s Hornell NY facility over a 5 year period!

Article by Daryl Jackson (Philly Transport)