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Siemens to equip Metrorrey Line 3
Siemens has been awarded a contract worth approximately €25 million (US$32 million) by the state government of Nuevo León (Secretaría de Obras Públicas del Estado de Nuevo León) to equip Metro Line 3 in Monterrey, Mexico with telecommunications, signaling, and operations control systems. This roughly four-mile-long new line will connect residential areas and the metropolitan hospital in the northeast of the city with the city center. Metrorrey Line 3 is scheduled to be commissioned in autumn 2015.
RailComm tapped for North Carolina yard work
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 it has been selected to provide remote control to multiple switch locations and install a shove track protection system at a Class I hump yard located in North Carolina. The switch locations will...
Newest RECo switch mode charger debuts
Railway Equipment Co. (RECo) has announced additions and improvements to its high-efficiency, reliable Cragg Railcharger switch mode power supply battery charger line, including a new 60 amp Switch Mode Charger (SMC) that is one of the first SMC battery chargers...
Metrolinx selects Bytemark for mobile ticketing app
Metrolinx, Toronto’s regional public transportation provider, has selected mobile transit ticketing supplier Bytemark to develop a mobile ticketing system for Union Pearson Express, the soon-to-open regional rail link connecting Toronto Union Station with Lester B. Pearson International Airport. In addition to...
TriMet taps RailComm for CTC dispatch system
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected to replace the communication infrastructure for Portland, Ore., Trimet's CTC Dispatch System at 10 separate locations. TriMet, operator of Portland's MAX light rail transit system, will take "advantage of the RailComm protocol and...
Los Angeles Metro taps Cubic for TAP upgrade
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems $9 million contract to upgrade its TAP universal fare collection system. The contract, an add-on to the original Universal Fare System (UFS) contract awarded to Cubic in 2002...
"SEPTA Key" smart card to debut next year
Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) says its $130 million smart-card payment system, now dubbed "SEPTA Key," will be implemented on Philadelphia-area buses and subways beginning early next year, with implementation on light rail transit operations to follow. SEPTA regional rail service...
Long Beach container terminal taps RailComm
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 that a large Long Beach, Calif.-based container terminal selected the company "to provide remote automation to a new facility installation." RailComm is responsible for providing control and communication options to switch machines and...
Siemens to equip Metrorrey Line 3
Siemens has been awarded a contract worth approximately €25 million (US$32 million) by the state government of Nuevo León (Secretaría de Obras Públicas del Estado de Nuevo León) to equip Metro Line 3 in Monterrey, Mexico with telecommunications, signaling, and...
Siemens equipping Amtrak NJHSRIP project
Amtrak has contracted with Siemens to build a new Sitras SFC Plus static frequency converter for upgrading its Metuchen traction power facility in northern New Jersey, along the Northeast Corridor. The order includes the delivery, installation, commissioning, and integration of...
RailComm provides its DOC system to Ferromex
Ferromex railroad has chosen RailComm to provide yard automation to 80-plus newly-installed switch machines, which will be controlled via the RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC) in Torreon City, Mexico. The DOC system will allow authorized personnel to route trains through the...
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