Topic : Kawasaki

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Internal audit finds WMATA must rewire entire 7000-Series railcar fleet

Security and Safety | August 8, 2018

Wire crimping has never been done properly, which contributed to incidents where railcars have problems that can create significant delays.

[Photos] Tour NY MTA's next-generation subway cars

Rail| January 25, 2018

The MTA Board recently approved the purchase of 535 state-of-the-art, next-generation R211 subway cars. Prior to the approval, NYC Transit presented prototypes of the new cars at 34 Street -Hudson Yards to seek customer feedback, as well as introduce the future of the New York City subway to the public.

Rail| January 24, 2018

NY MTA approves $1.4B purchase of 535 new railcars

As part of the contract awarded to Kawasaki Rail, the new subway cars will be built in New York and Nebraska. 

Rail| November 16, 2016

Metro-North Railroad to receive up to 94 M8 cars for New Haven Line

The new cars will come outfitted with security cameras and positive train control equipment when they are delivered to the railroad.

Bus| September 24, 2014

Foxx calls on Congress to pass GROW AMERICA Act

During a visit to Kawasaki's Lincoln, Neb. plant, the secretary of transportation said Congress' hesitation to pass the $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization proposal creates economic uncertainty for millions of Americans who rely on public transportation.
Rail| September 19, 2013

N.Y. MTA awards Kawasaki railcar contract

Expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers, N.Y., and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State.
Rail| May 15, 2013

Kawasaki celebrates 25 years of manufacturing in N.Y.

During the past quarter-century, the manufacturer has sustained hundreds of jobs, while producing more than 2,500 railcars at its plant, which sits in the heart of the Northeast Corridor. Kawasaki is currently working on the next generation of the 7 line subway cars that will be supplied to New York City Transit.
Rail| April 10, 2013

D.C. Metro to replace troubled railcars

Plans to spend $215 million over the next five years to replace 100 4000-series railcars under a contract with Kawaski. The cars have had numerous problems with brakes, lights and air conditioning. An overhaul for the cars would cost about $1.5 million per car.
Rail| July 7, 2011

D.C. Metro unveils design of new Kawasaki railcars

The 364 7000-series cars include a customer-preferred blue and gray interior color scheme; a stainless steel exterior with 64 vinyl padded seats and seat-back grab handles; two dynamic LCD route maps and four video screens in each car; and a “quad-unit configuration” of the cars.
Rail| January 27, 2011

Ansaldo to equip Kawasaki, Bombardier cars with cab signaling

Bombardier Transportation will provide 100 multilevel vehicles to New Jersey Transit. Kawasaki Railcar Inc. is supplying Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority with 364 vehicles.
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