Fleet orders up 43% quarter-on-quarter in Q3
Oscar Sinclair, 01/11/18

Total vehicle quantity has increased from 1585 in Q2 to 2267 in Q3 an increase of 43%, according to IRJ Pro Fleet Monitor. The bulk of orders in Q3 came from Electric-multiple-units (EMU) and metro car orders.

The bulk of EMU orders came from East Japan Railway (JR East), which placed an order for 745 vehicles with its J-TREC subsidiary for Tokyo suburban services. The order comprises of 51 11-car and 46 four-car sets and the trains are expected to enter service in 2020. Go-Ahead Transport Germany (GTA) also placed an order with Stadler Rail for 22 four-car Flirt EMU’s adding to orders in September.

Metro orders grew in July and August with the most noticeable order coming in July from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA). Which awarded Bombardier Transportation with a $US 607m contract to supply 396 Movia cars.

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