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MBCR wants judge to order release of records for Keolis winning bid for rail contract

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The company that runs the state’s commuter rail system, still smarting from its surprising loss last week in a bid for a new multibillion-dollar contract, is taking its fight to the courts, in what could be a bruising legal battle for the lucrative operating rights.

The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. asked a Suffolk County judge Tuesday to order state transit officials to release public documents tied to a French rival’s winning bid for the contract, which takes effect in July.

The complaint, which MBCR filed in Suffolk Superior Court, also seeks an extension of a Jan. 21 deadline to appeal the award that went to the winning company, Keolis.

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