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Hyundai Rotem receives its largest-ever order in the US

12 February 2024
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Rendering of the Hyundai Rotem metro train for Los Angeles
Rendering of the Hyundai Rotem metro train for Los Angeles. Source: Hyundai Rotem
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

USA: Hyundai Rotem has won a tender announced by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, LACMTA, to supply 91 two-car metro trains.

The contract value is $663.7 mln excluding the cost of an option for 50 cars. Hyundai Rotem has still beaten rival Stadler, although its bid was more expensive. LACMTA said it considered contract fulfilment ability and technological innovations when choosing the contractor.

Hyundai Rotem will deliver the trains ahead of the 2028 Olympics. The trains, with a capacity of 245 people, can run in multiple up to three. They will operate on the B and D lines with a maximum speed of 113 km/h.

LACMTA took delivery of the first of 64 CRRC metro trains in the summer of 2023, four years behind schedule. The delay also applies to orders for Chicago and Boston. Major metro train supply contracts in the US are also executed by the Kawasaki Rail, Hitachi Rail, and Alstom.

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