SEPTA awards CBTC contract to Ansaldo STS

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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Ansaldo STS, a Hitachi Group Company, has been awarded a $53.2 million contract from Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for the full design and build of the agency’s Media-Sharon Hill Lines Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) system, the company announced Nov. 13, 2015.

The scope of the work will include civil works, track switch replacement and an upgrade of the existing signaling system including all installation and test and commissioning.

The new system will provide centralized supervision and scheduling of the lines from SEPTA’s Integrated Control Center as well as increased safety and performance.

Ansaldo STS is presently working with SEPTA to install a PTC system on 13 lines of its system with the objective to meet the current FRA (Federal Railway Authority) requirements.





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