Gallery Type Bi-Level EMU for NICTD, U.S.A.

Manufacturer Nippon Sharyo, Ltd.
Built for Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), U.S.A.
Route South Shore Line
Product type Gallery Type Bi-Level EMU for NICTD
Year ordered, delivered or shipped Order received in 2007

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) operates the South Shore Line between Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S., and the coastal region of southern Lake Michigan in the state of Indiana. NICTD’s efforts to enhance transportation capacity on the line have been supported by Nippon Sharyou, Ltd. since 1982, when it began delivering single-level EMU
The design of these new EMU is based on the gallery type bi-level cars supplied to Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (Metra), but meet NICTD specifications requiring a higher platform level for the central passenger compartment doors and lower platform level for the car end doors. The CSS&SB Railroad standard gauge line operated by NICTD runs approximately 150-km from Randolph Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois along the south coast of Lake Michigan via Michigan City, the center of a resort area, to the city of South Bend, and is one of the few lines in the United States powered by 1,500V DC overhead contact lines.


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