KiwiRail short-lists electric train tenders

An exciting media release from KiwiRail:

KiwiRail has announced a short list of four potential suppliers to build Auckland’s new electric trains.

Each of the short-listed manufacturers will now have the opportunity to provide feedback into the technical requirements and specifications for the rolling stock before a full set of RFP (Request for Proposal) documents are released to them in August, Mr Quinn says.

The four rolling stock manufacturers are Hitachi Limited; Hyundai Rotem; Bombardier Transportation Australia Pty Limited; and a consortium of Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, SA. (CAF) and Mitsubishi Corporation, KiwiRail chief executive Jim Quinn, said today.

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