Wabtec to provide PTC for Iowa Northern

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor
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Wabtec Corp. recently announced that it was selected to provide fully integrated Positive Train Control (PTC), digital imaging, and data transfer and analytics capabilities for Iowa Northern Railway Company.

Under the terms of the contract, Wabtec will provide an integrated offering, such as its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®) PTC safety-overlay solution, LDRS-V video recorder, training and system integration services across Iowa Northern Railway’s entire locomotive fleet.

The deal—expected to be completed by late 2020—marks Wabtec’s first such agreement since closing its merger with GE Transportation.

Iowa Northern Railway Company is preparing to deliver PTC operations for two Class 1 railroads under a stringent timeline,” said William L. Magee, General Manager, Iowa Northern Railway Company. “Having a one-stop shop for the various components of PTC implementation is an important factor for us, and Wabtec has delivered with a turnkey installation and operating plan provided under one roof.”

“This deal represents an exciting milestone for Wabtec as we combine GE Transportation’s digital and analytics solutions with Wabtec’s electronic systems and PTC offerings,” said Rajendra Jadhav, President, Wabtec Electronics. “We’re honored to support Iowa Northern Railway with a new offering that integrates the leading capabilities of both companies and advances productive synergies for a digital rail future.”

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