March 19, 2009

GE Transportation to equip Trenitalia with protection systems

GE Transportation signed a contract valued at more than $60 million with Trenitalia, the operation company of the Italian State Railways, for the design, supply and installation of 400 on board SSC train protection systems for diesel locomotives in Trenitalia’s passenger and cargo fleet.

 

SSC is a new generation of automatic train protection solutions that increase the safety and performance of train operations. It continuously monitors the actual speed of the train, thereby guaranteeing that the maximum speed limit is not violated. In cases where action is required, the system can enforce the train's braking system.

 

The new system will allow Trenitalia, which serves more than one million passengers per day, to increase the safety of train operations, while enabling higher traffic density through greater speed.

 

This order with Trenitalia follows other recent agreements for SSC on metro lines in Italy and Brazil.

 

 

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