New Jersey: Testing for NJ TRANSIT Dual-Power Locomotives

New Jersey: Testing for NJ TRANSIT Dual-Power Locomotives

NEWARK, NJ (STL.News) Governor Murphy, NJ TRANSIT Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett, and local officials today marked the beginning of testing of the first of 25 new ALP-45 dual-power locomotives manufactured by Alstom during a ceremony that was held on Track A at Newark Penn Station.

“Since day one, our administration has been committed to building a better, more reliable, and sustainable NJ TRANSIT,” said Governor Murphy.  “This locomotive is the first of 25 that will reinvigorate the NJ TRANSIT fleet with new, environmentally-friendly equipment.  New Jersey commuters deserve only the best, and that is what we are delivering to them today.”

“These new dual-power locomotives deliver on Governor Murphy’s commitment to make capital investments in NJ TRANSIT, improve service reliability, and improve the environment,” said NJDOT Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.  “They produce zero emissions when running on electric power and have fewer emissions when running on diesel power then the all-diesel locomotives they are replacing.”

“This is a proud moment for NJ TRANSIT and for New Jersey,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett.  “It represents the first tangible evidence of a process we started three years ago to renew our entire rail fleet. 

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