Problems with AMT’s leased cars

The Gazette is reporting that the doors of the cars that the AMT has rented from New Jersey Transit (NJT) don’t always open properly.

I’ve seen some of these rented cars in Vendome station and they are mixing the cars within existing trains.  I’ve noticed that the doors are configured for both high and low level platforms but there is no door cover over the steps that are used for low level platforms.

Perhaps snow is getting into the door mechanism?

They have been painted with a basic AMT logo but here is what they looked like before: Locos & Car in Montreal & Car in service in NJ

According to this, AMT has rented 7 Locos and 14 Comet IB coaches at a price of 15,000 $US per car per year for a total price of 420,000 $US for two years. Seems like a bargain – if they work!

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