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Local News, News | Mar 23, 2007

Brake Problems Found in Double-Decker Rail Cars

Brake problems caused officials to pull NJ Transit’s 15 new double-decker rail cars from service for 3 days this week. Maintenance workers had noticed marks on the brake discs.
Lynn Bowerssox, the agency’s assistant executive director for external affairs, tells The Star-Ledger of Newark the quarter-sized marks were like spider veins. The discs were replaced and the cars returned to service.
The marked discs were shipped to the Canadian company that is manufacturing 234 multilevel cars for NJ Transit. Bombardier Transportation will try to determine what caused the problem.
NJ Transit is counting on the multilevel cars to help it keep up with growing demand for seats. All 234 cars are expected to be delivered by late next year.

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