NYMTA Awards Crosstown Partners CBTC Contract

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on March 6 awarded a new contract to Crosstown Partners, a consortium of Thales and TC Electric (TCE), for the supply of SelTrac™ communications-based train control (CBTC) technology and to maintain the Crosstown Line system for 25 years. TCE as the construction contractor will upgrade the stations, wayside and track.

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Supply Briefs: Bohr Electronics, ABB, LTTS/Qualcomm/Thales

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Bohr Electronics lands an electrical cabinet contract from CSX as part of the Class I railroad’s locomotive rebuild program. Also, electrification and automation supplier ABB sells its Power Conversion division, based in Plano, Tex.; and Thales selects Bengaluru, India-based L&T Technology Services Ltd. to provide 5G-driven connectivity solutions.

Wabtec currently has four GPOCs located in the U.S., Brazil and Kazakhstan that monitor more than 18,000 assets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Supply Side: Wabtec, Rail Vision, Thales

Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec) opens first European Transit Performance Optimization Center (TPOC) in Derby, U.K. Also, Rail Vision Ltd. (Rail Vision) receives notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);

Thales is supplying Société de transport de Montréal (STM) with eight additional computer-based interlocking systems.
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Supply Side: Nexxiot, Thales

Nexxiot has launched a cargo monitoring device to provide real-time shipment location, status and condition data via the cloud. Also, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has exercised a contract option with Thales for eight additional computer-based interlocking systems.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has deployed ShakeAlert, an early earthquake warning system, at all bus and rail division facilities.

Transit Briefs: LACMTA; NYMTA; SFRTA; STM; Metra

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has installed earthquake early warning systems at 26 rail and bus division facilities. In addition, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is forming a subsidiary to oversee the new East Side Access project terminal; South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s (SFRTA) Tri-Rail is resuming full service; Thales has delivered interlocking systems for three Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) rapid transit stations; and Wabtec will provide doors, brakes, HVAC systems and event recorders for Metra’s new multilevels.

Piper’s UWB system was most recently pilot tested on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 7-Line subway, providing position data for the Thales Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system. Pictured: Piper Networks CEO Robert Hanczor.

Piper Networks Receives Train Control Safety Certification

Piper Networks’ Ultra Wideband (UWB) train control system has received safety certification from independent assessor TÜV SÜD, paving the way for its integration with signaling and train control programs at transportation agencies worldwide.


Hitachi Makes Big Statement With Thales Acquisition

Hitachi Rail’s announcement on Aug. 4 that it will acquire Thales’ railway business is set to shake up the global signaling sector. International Railway Journal Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith examines the deal and its implications for the market.