Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Metro-North taps Ansaldo STS USA for signal contract

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New York’s MTA Metro-North Railroad has awarded Ansaldo STS USA an $8.7 million  contract to design and furnish 38 pre-wired signal houses and cases for a portion of Metro-North’s New Haven Line, spanning 17 miles, from Woodlawn, N.Y., to Riverside, Conn.

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The contract is the third ASTS USA has received in recent years from Metro-North to replace the railroad’s relay-based signaling control system with the microprocessor-based MicroLok II® control system, interconnected over a fiber optic communications network.

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“We are pleased that Metro-North has once again chosen us to provide them with our products and services,” said Ansaldo STS USA President and CEO Dr. Alan E. Calegari. “And we will continue to support their commitment to provide the utmost in quality systems for passenger, employee, and community safety.”

Metro-North’s New Haven Line links its namesake city with Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Amtrak also uses much of the New Haven Line, which is part of the Northeast Corridor.