Alstom to supply signaling for NYCT subway project

Posted on July 6, 2010

Alstom was selected by LK Comstock, a civil engineering contractor, for the design and supply of the interlocking and signaling equipment for New York City Transit (NYCT) on its subway Flushing Line.

The contract, worth $43 million, covers the renovation and modification of the signaling for it to operate with a communication-based train control (CBTC) system. It was awarded to Alstom for its long and successful experience in signaling and control systems in New York. The work will be performed over a six-and-a-half year period.

The design and equipment will be produced at Alstom's signaling center in Rochester, N.Y., while LK Comstock will install the equipment.

This contract is part of a program, which will support changes to the infrastructure, and will increase the line's capacity by improved headway, and will provide an enhanced level of safety thanks to the addition of the CBTC technology.

Previously, Alstom has provided similar conventional signaling equipment for a number of projects at NYCT, most recently for the East 180th Street station, an operation involving three major locations and a Bronx subway nerve center. NYCT will be buying new trains to run on this Flushing #7 Line and upgrading a set of existing trains to form one dedicated fleet (R188) for the Flushing Line operation with CBTC.


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