Bangalore, India (Metro Rail News): Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today it will support the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transport Systems (RRTS) with critical component orders valued at about $15 million for new rolling stock. The company will supply advanced technology brake systems, pantographs, roof disconnector switches and fully integrated passenger information systems to Alstom, which is building the coaches for the project.
All products in the order have substantial ‘Make in India’ content. The order covers 30 regional commuter trains each with 6 cars and 10 metro trains each with 4 cars, which will be built at Alstom’s Savli plant in India. The high-performance brake system provides critical safety features, high reliability and reduced maintenance intervals. The high-speed pantographs are aerodynamically designed to perform under different overhead electric conditions. The pantograph is equipped with state-of-the-art safety features such as an auto drop device and a maximum extension device including novel features like condition-based monitoring and smart-carbon strips. The passenger information systems provide state-of-the-art displays, audio, CCTV, dynamic route map and infotainment with auto-diagnostic features and high reliability.
Alstom and Wabtec have a strong working relationship with experience collaborating on multiple projects across the globe. The entire fleet of 816 Alstom cars running in Delhi Metro is equipped with Wabtec’s brakes system, pantographs, passenger access doors, as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The RRTS is a new, dedicated, high-speed, high-capacity, comfortable commuter service connecting regional nodes in the National Capital Region. The 82-km Delhi-Meerut Corridor RRTS will pass through one of the most densely populated sections of the NCR connecting New Delhi to Uttar Pradesh. The corridor will be beneficial for the development of the region and help connect the large number of townships and centers of economic activity that are already planned along this corridor.
Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. The freight portfolio features a comprehensive line of locomotives, software applications and a broad selection of mission-critical controls systems, including Positive Train Control (PTC). The transit portfolio provides highly-engineered systems and services to virtually every major rail transit system around the world, supplying an integrated series of components for buses and all train-related market segments that deliver safety, efficiency and passenger comfort. Along with its industry-leading portfolio of products and solutions for the rail and transit industries, Wabtec is a leader in mining, marine and industrial solutions. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: www.WabtecCorp.com.