Wabtec to equip NYCT railcars

Posted on May 25, 2012

Wabtec Corp. signed contracts valued at about $34 million to provide components for 473 subway cars being supplied by Kawasaki to MTA New York City Transit under the R-188 option order. The cars are scheduled to be delivered in 2013-15.

Wabtec will provide the following components for the cars: brakes, couplers and current collectors (Wabtec Passenger Transit); door operators and related equipment (Vapor Stone); and event recorders (Wabtec Railway Electronics).

Of the 473 cars, 103 will be new, with the remaining 370 to be upgraded from existing vehicles.

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