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Israel Railways Upgrades Their Double-Decker Coach Cars

Israel Railways just added 72 additional coach cars to an existing order of 150 double-deck coaches, with its 1st delivery expected between 2014-2015.

By Chana Ya’ar


Israel Railways (ISR) this week signed an order for 72 additional double-deck coach cars from Bombardier Transportation, in addition to the original 150 coaches ordered as part of a framework agreement signed in October 2010.

This week’s contract, worth $158 million (122 million euro) brings the total number of new double-deck cars for Israel Railways to 222. The new coaches are an improved version of the trains currently in operation. The first coaches of the improved model entered passenger service on December 1, 2011, according to a release by Bombardier. Continue Reading »