Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Alstom lands signal contract for NYCT No. 7 line

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Alstom said Tuesday it has been chosen by LK Comstock & Co., Inc. for design and supply of the interlocking and signaling equipment for MTA New York City Transit’s No. 7 subway line (the Flushing Line).

The contract, valued at $43 million, “covers the renovation andm odification of the signaling and control systems” for the line, Alstom says. That’s including the ongoing extension now being constructed west of Times Square to 34th Street and 11th Avenue, on Manhattan’s Far West Side.

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Alstom says design and equipment will be produced at its signaling center in Rochester, N.Y. White Plain, N.Y.-based LK Comstock will install the equipment. The contract is part of a program designed to increase headways and enhance safety on the No. 7 line, the second full line in the New York City subway system receiving communications-based traffic control (CBTC).