Friday, May 19, 2017

Tri-Rail signs Wabtec for PTC

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Wabtec's I-ETMS® display. Wabtec's I-ETMS® display. Wabtec

Wabtec Corp. announced it has signed a contract worth about $40 million to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, operator of the Tri-Rail commuter service.

Under the contract, Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®) equipment for 42 locomotives and cab cars; a back-office server, wayside communications and signals; a dispatch system; training, and system integration. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Tri-Rail operates more than 70 miles of track along the east coast of Florida between Mangonia Park and the Miami Intermodal Center.

Wabtec said the SFRTA’s PTC system will be fully interoperable with the system being implemented by all Class I railroads.