Wabtec Corp.

Attracting More Women to Rail

March is Women’s History Month in the United States. It’s a time when we recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As we have been celebrating these past few weeks, I’ve also been reflecting on the incredible groundswell of support for gender equality we’ve seen this past year. We’ve watched women find their voices and have seen the world begin to listen more actively and with purpose.

Wabtec is providing 186 Metroflexx brake systems, 372 roof-mounted air conditioning systems, and more than 1,100 external sliding ES2-type doors for the 62 three-car automated trainsets that Hyundai Rotem Co. is supplying for operation on Singapore Mass Rapid Transit’s new Jurong Region Line, slated to start opening in 2026.

Wabtec Equipping Singapore MRT

The Hyundai Rotem Co. has selected Webtec Corp. braking systems, doors and air conditioning systems for the 62 three-car automated trainsets that it is supplying under contract with Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA). The trainsets will operate on Singapore Mass Rapid Transit’s (MRT) new 15-mile, 24-station Jurong Region Line, which will connect western Singapore and is scheduled to begin opening in 2026.

Wabtec’s Metroflexx Receives TÜV SÜD Certification

TÜV SÜD, an independent testing and certification authority, has certified Wabtec Corp’s new Metroflexx brake, which the company calls “next-generation braking systems for the mass transit rail industry.” The certification “validates that the system meets the safety, quality and performance standards set at an organizational, local or international level.”