Honolulu takes delivery of first railcar

Posted on May 3, 2016

Honolulu’s Train # 1 was unveiled to the residents of the city at the Rail Operations & Control Center of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). The four car train, manufactured by Hitachi Rail Italy, is a key component of the first driverless rail transit system in the U.S.

Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture (AHJV) — a Hawaii partnership between Hitachi Group Companies, Ansaldo STS (ASTS) and Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) — presented the train to the city of Honolulu and HART.

Train # 1 of this World Class Transit System for Honolulu, was delivered on time.

Hitachi Rail Italy is responsible for the design, manufacturing and testing of 20, four-car driverless trains for the project.

“Delivering the first train of this new, wonderful metro,” declares Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO of Hitachi Rail Italy, “not only makes us proud of the work done, but also underscores the quality level reached by the company which I have the privilege to lead. We reached this goal thanks to the intellect of the women and men who work every day in our factories, with consistency and dedication, creating trains that deliver world-class performance.”

Ansaldo STS is responsible for the design, manufacturing, installation and testing of signaling, traction electrification, communications, platform screen gates and other systems, including maintenance and recovery vehicles.

The company is also responsible for the first 12 years of Operations and Maintenance of the HART rail system, which will operate and maintain security of a new generation of trains with the most advanced and proven technologies that have contributed to the success and reputation of Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy around the world.

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