Auction for British Merseyrail Reduced to Five Firms

Bidding Made for British Merseyrail Has Been Reduced to Five Firms: Following the elimination of certain criteria among various companies for the tender held by the transportation department of Merseyside, England, the last five companies that were selected to participate in the tender were announced on January 11. The tender covers approximately 50 electric trains to be produced for Merseyrail. The last five companies in the tender were partnerships of Bombardier, CAF, Siemens, Stadler and Alstom and J-Trec.
Tender documents will be announced in January at 22. The companies that will participate in the tender must submit their bids by the end of April. The company that will win the tender is expected to be announced by the end of 2016. In the next phase, the 50 electric train will be delivered in the beginning of 2020.

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