Rail

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.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.

Wabtec completes majority ownership of Faively Transport

The combination creates one of the world's largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.2 billion and a presence in all key transit and freight rail markets worldwide.

Bombardier plant hosts royal visit from HRH The Duke of Cambridge

During his visit, His Royal Highness was given a site tour and inspected the company's assembly of Elizabeth line trains, where he met manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices.

Mich. State railway management certificate program updates offerings

The updated program treats the railway as a system, covering freight supply chain integration and efficient/value-added transportation of passengers.

WMATA proposes cutting late night rail service

Additionally, the earliest trains on Sunday would start at 8 a.m., while the start times for trains on weekdays and Saturdays would remain at 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close