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Amtrak's high-speed Acela units to be replaced

(Source: Bloomberg, December 13, 2012)

WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ Amtrak, the U.S. long-distance passenger railroad, will replace the entire fleet of train sets used on its Acela service in the Northeast U.S. after scrapping plans to buy more passenger cars. The taxpayer-supported railroad plans in early 2013 to issue a “request for information” from companies that could supply the equipment, according to a statement released today. Acela’s current trains were made by Bombardier Inc. (BBD/B), based in Montreal, with Alstom SA (ALO), based in Levallois-Perret, France.

Full story: Bloomberg

Friday, December 14, 2012

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