SunRail selects Wabtec for PTC

Written by Railway Age Staff
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A southbound SunRail train leaving Winter Park Station, en route to downtown Orlando, Fla. Photo: Artystyk386 via Wikipedia

Wabtec Corporation announced it has signed a contract worth about $62 million to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) for the Central Florida Rail Corridor, which operates the SunRail commuter rail service.

 Under the contract, Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®) equipment for 24 locomotives and cab cars, a back-office server, wayside communications and signals, a dispatch system, training, and system integration. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

“The scope of our work on this project demonstrates the wide-ranging roles that Wabtec can play in the implementation of PTC for our customers,” said Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec president and chief executive of Wabtec, headquartered in Wilmerding, Pa. “We are continuing to invest worldwide in this important segment of our business.”

“Safety is the number one priority for SunRail and the Florida Department of Transportation. Positive Train Control will allow us to increase safety for our customers, crews and the traveling public in general,” said Nicola Liquori, chief executive of SunRail.

SunRail operates more than 60 miles of track through central Florida between Deland and Poinciana. CFRC’s PTC system will be fully interoperable with the system being implemented by all Class I railroads.

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