Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wabtec wins U.K. railcar overhaul contract

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Wabtec Corp. announced Thursday that its Wabtec Rail unit in Doncaster, England has won a $37 million contract to overhaul 90 transit cars for DB Regio Tyne & Wear Ltd. The project is expected to run through 2015, with the work to be performed at Wabtec Rail's facility in Doncaster.

DBTW operates trains on the Tyne & Wear Metro. The refurbishment will include improvements to both the passenger and driver areas of the cars, with the goal of extending their service life to 2025.

The project is part of a $600 million modernization of the Metro system, which is owned and managed by Nexus.