Elements for CTA’s 7000 Sequence vehicles arriving in chicago


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CRRC Sifang America’s (CRRC) newly accomplished passenger railcar manufacturing facility on Chicago’s southside has begun accepting deliveries from U.S. producers of railcar elements that will likely be used within the manufacturing of the brand new 7000 Sequence passenger railcars for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Manufacturing of the 7000 Sequence railcars for the CTA is scheduled to start this summer season, utilizing a majority of elements sourced from U.S. suppliers. A pre-award audit discovered CRRC is sourcing roughly 70% of the full value of the railcar elements from U.S. producers, far exceeding the contract’s Purchase America requirement. 

“Having just lately accomplished the power, we’ve got transitioned rapidly to manufacturing the 7000 Sequence railcars for the Chicago Transit Authority,” mentioned Marina Popovic, Human Assets Director & Chief Authorized Counsel for CRRC Sifang America. “The manufacturing ground and warehouse are busy receiving and sorting elements from the varied U.S. suppliers that will likely be used to construct the railcars.” 

CRRC is at the moment working with greater than 25 U.S. suppliers positioned throughout the nation, who manufacture specialised elements for passenger railcars.

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