March 03, 2011

MRS Logistics selects Xorail for CBTC rollout

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WABTEC subsidiary Xorail has signed a $US 165 million contract with MRS logistics to design and install communications-based train control across its 1643km network in the Brazillian states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo.

mrslogistics.jpgUnder the contract, Xorail will provide turnkey project management; design and installation of signalling, communications, and train-dispatch equipment; and onboard equipment for 500 locomotives and 50 auxiliary vehicles. The project will be completed in 2013.

Last year the MRS network carried more than 140 million tonnes of freight, an increase of more than 11 million tonnes over 2009 levels.

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