SunRail signs $62m PTC deal with Wabtec

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Wabtec has signed a contract worth around $62 million (∼€50.2 million) to design, install, test and commission positive train control (PTC) for the Central Florida Rail Corridor (CFRC), which operates the SunRail commuter rail service.

Under the contract, Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System equipment for 24 locomotives and carriages, 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.

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

SunRail CEO Nicola Liquori added: “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.”

SunRail operates more than 60 miles of track through central Florida between Deland and Poinciana.

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