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China's CRRC Wins $1.3 Billion Contract on Chicago Rail Car Project

(People's Daily Online)    22:38, March 10, 2016

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The world's biggest train maker, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) announces Thursday it has won contract to build rail cars for Chicago. This $1.3 billion bid is the company’s second major contract landed in the United States.

According to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the project is to build 846 7000-series rail cars. Chicago will first order 400 cars, then possibly with options to purchase the rest in the coming years, the CTA said.

China’s CRRC won its first U.S. contract in 2014 with a $567 million deal to supply subway trains to Boston.

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