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M-9 Passenger Railcar Procurement

Current Status

Pursuant to MTA Board approval received on September 18, 2013 Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), on behalf of itself and Metro North Railroad (MNR), awarded a contract to Kawasaki Rail Car of Yonkers , NY to design, build, test and deliver 92 M-9 Railcars together with certain Apparatus (spare parts, special tools, bench test equipment, etc.) required to operate and maintain the cars. The Contract contains Options for up to an additional 584 M-9 Cars to be shared between LIRR and MNR, pursuant to authorization of additional funding in the future MTA Capital Program.

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