Wednesday, March 04, 2009

ARINC Inc. awarded LIRR control center contract

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Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC Inc. will design and produce a supervisory control system and communications systems for the Long Island Rail Road’s Harold Interlocking Complex in Long Island City, N.Y.  Harold is among the busiest such complexes in the U.S., handling LIRR, New Jersey Transit, and Amtrak train movements as well as some freight activity.

ARINC says it will implement a supervisory control system using its Advanced Information Management (AIM®) software platform, providing an open control architecture and a comprehensive set of field-proven train control and tracking applications, all using commercial off-the-shelf computer hardware.

The ARINC AIM® system will provide new supervisory control, communications, and local control systems for the LIRR’s Harold Territory, which includes Harold, Point, and “F” interlockings, and connects the East River Tunnels with the LIRR Main Line/Port Washington Line and with Amtrak’s Gate Interlocking. Future use involving Harold will also include the LIRR’s East Side Access route from Harold Interlocking to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

“This is a very important contract for ARINC, and our third control tower contract for a longtime customer, the Long Island Rail Road,” said Dennis Lengyel, ARINC vice president of Surface Transportation and Security Systems, in a statement. “The ARINC AIM control platform is already operational at many of the largest rail transit operations in the Northeast Corridor, and we take tremendous pride in continuing to support the transit industry and general public with innovative, state of-the-art control solutions.”