Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
The current SEPTA Regional Rail fleet - locomotives and coach cars - presents both age and capacity issues given the amount of service operated, and current and anticipated ridership levels.
The newest cars in the fleet - the 6 year old Silverliner V's were purchased to replace Silverliner II & III cars, which were 47 and 43 years old, respectively. In addition to the SLV's, SEPTA operates and maintains 231 Silverliner IV's (39-43 years old) and push pull cars, which are about 30 year.
The majority of the push pull cars have undergone recent interior overhauls to provide new comfortable seats, powder coated luggage racks, and new flooring. These train sets are powered by AEM-7 locomotives that are 28 years old and an ALP-44 engine that is 20 years old.
On Thursday, March 23, 2017 the SEPTA Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting, approved the award of a contract to CRRC MA Corp to purchase 45 multi-level coaches, with an option to purchase 10 more cars.
|Number of Vehicles||Notice to Proceed||First Vehicle||Last Vehicle|
|Locomotives||15||July, 2015||March, 2018||November, 2018|
|Multi-Levels||45||March, 2017||December, 2019||July, 2020|
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