Metrolink became the first commuter rail agency in the United States to buy Tier 4 locomotives when it placed an order with EMD for 20 F125 in June 2013.

Funding was provided through the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Carl Moyer Program and the State of California’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Programme (TIRCP).

SCAQMD has approved $US 74.9m to Metrolink with an additional $36m to be considered in future requests. $US 41.2m was provided from TIRCP and an additional $US 2.7m was added by the Low Carbon Transit Operations Programme (LCTOP).

The first F125s are due to enter service with Metrolink at the end of this year.

Metrolink F125 profile