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This project involves the purchase of at least 12 and up to 42 new and/or remanufactured diesel locomotives.

Service Board:Metra Commuter Rail
Program Category:Rolling Stock
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Metra has given a Notice‐to‐Proceed for the purchase of 20 F‐59H1 locomotives from Amtrak and at the same time prepared a requisition for additional new or remanufactured diesel locomotive. The bid is currently under review. Metra has received and conditionally accepted 15 locomotives. Metra anticipates these locomotives to have increased horsepower, lower emissions, and more fuel efficiency than the locomotives in the current fleet.
Information Updated:July 2019
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