May 19, 2017

Florida Tri-Rail PTC contract awarded

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SOUTH Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has awarded Wabtec a contract worth around $US 40m to design, install and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) on the 114km Tri-Rail commuter line from Mangonia Park to West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.

Wabtec will supply its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS) for 42 locomotives and driving cars, a back-office server, wayside communications and signalling, and a dispatch system. The supplier will also be responsible for training and system integration.

Installation will be completed by the end of 2018 and the system will be fully interoperable with the PTC systems being rolled out by the Class 1 freight railways.

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