Amtrak to replace Bombardier trains

Posted: December 15, 2012 at 1:58 a.m.

An Amtrak Acela passenger train leaves Union Station in Washington, D.C. Amtrak plans to replace its fleet of 20 Acela trains, giving builders of high-speed trains an opportunity to contract with the government-operated rail system.

Amtrak’s plan to replace its fleet of Acela trains provides an opportunity for Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Hitachi Ltd. and others who want to compete with Bombardier Inc., the supplier of equipment used since the service’s start.

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Business, Pages 27 on 12/15/2012