PLATTSBURGH -- A northern New York manufacturing plant has received a nearly $640 million order to produce another 365 rail cars for the San Francisco area's public transit system.

The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports (http://bit.ly/1iTMfOq ) that Bombardier Transportation says the order from Bay Area Rapid Transit is an option on a 2012 contract worth nearly $900 million for 410 rail cars.

All of the cars will be built at the company's manufacturing plant in the city of Plattsburgh, near the Canadian border.

The contract calls for 10 pilot cars to be delivered in spring 2015 for testing on the BART system. The rest of the cars would be delivered between early 2017 and 2021.

Bombardier Transportation, a division of Montreal-based Bombardier, also has contracts with the transit authorities in Chicago and New York City.

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Information from: Press-Republican, http://www.pressrepublican.com



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