March 25, 2009

Wabtec awarded N.Y. MTA railcar order

Wabtec Corp. has received additional option orders worth approximately $75 million to supply components for New York City subway cars being purchased under the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s R-160 program.

 

The orders represent components for the second option order of 382 cars, which are to be delivered over the next two years.

 

Under the R-160 program, New York City has now ordered 1,662 cars, which are being built by Alstom Transportation and Kawasaki. Wabtec has been supplying components for the previous cars and will now provide the same components for the 382 option cars, as follows: Wabtec Passenger Transit (brakes, couplers and current collectors); Vapor Stone (door operators and related equipment); Milufab (door panels) and Wabtec Railway Electronics (event recorders).

 

 

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