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BRC selects Wabtec for PTC

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Wabtec Corp. has signed a contract worth approximately $22 million to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) for the Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC).

Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®) equipment for five locomotives, a back-office server, office hosting, wayside and communications design, a track database, construction, training, and system integration. The contract is expected to be completed in 2018.

BRC owns and operates about 292 miles of track, with about 27 miles of main line track encompassed in two subdivisions: Kenton and 59th Street. The railroad’s PTC interoperability requirements “are complex,” Wabtec notes. “BRC’s PTC system will be fully interoperable with the PTC system being implemented by all its Class I owners as well as Metra, Amtrak and five short-line railroads.”

““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 Wabtec President and CEO Raymond T. Betler. “We are continuing to invest worldwide in this important segment of our business.”

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