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Alstom Hornell Plant to Manufacture Next-Gen Acela Cars
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Alstom Hornell Plant to Manufacture Next-Gen Acela Cars
 
« on: Jul 25th, 2016, 2:54pm »
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Not directly an WNYP story, but good news for the rail sector in our neck of the woods…
 
HORNELL — On Monday morning, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced that the Amtrak Board of Directors are expected to vote this week to support finalization of negotiations with Alstom provide new Next Generation High-Speed trains for Amtrak's Acela Express service as part of a $2.5 billion program.
 
The contract is expected to create over 750 jobs, including 400 jobs directly at Alstom in Hornell, and an additional 350 or more across New York State at subcontracting companies.
 
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“Amtrak and Alstom signing on the dotted line is the final stop in this long journey to bring hundreds of good paying jobs to the economically struggling Southern Tier,” said US Senator Charles E. Schumer. “This contract is a win-win-win that will improve rail safety, bring jobs to Upstate New York, and improve the Amtrak experience for passengers along the entire Northeast Corridor.”
 
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http://www.eveningtribune.com/news/20160725/alstom-amtrak-come-to-terms-on-25-billion-deal


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