Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Siemens secures order to electrify Hawaii's transit system

Siemens secures order to electrify Hawaii's transit system Siemens

Siemens has received a multi-million dollar order from Ansaldo Honolulu JV to electrify the track for the new Honolulu rail transit system. The rail system is the first for the state and is scheduled to be completed in 2019. It will span 20 miles from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center with 21 stations along the route, including Pearl Harbor and the Honolulu Airport.

Siemens will supply 14 traction power DC rectifier substations at 750 volts and two tie breaker gap substations. The order also includes the emergency stop equipment at the metro depot and all stops on the line.

The Honolulu rail transit system will be an elevated rail system, separated from ground transportation, allowing for faster, safer and more reliable performance than alternatives built at ground level, but less expensive than an underground system.

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