Wabtec Corporation has signed a contract valued at about $62 million to implement its positive train control (PTC) technology along the Central Florida Rail Corridor (CFRC), the operator for the SunRail commuter line.
The contract will allow for Wabtec to provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®) equipment for 24 locomotives and cab cars, a back-office server, wayside communications and signals, officials said, as well as a dispatch system, training and system integration.
“The scope of our work on this project demonstrates the wide-ranging roles that Wabtec can play in the implementation of PTC for our customers,” said Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and CEO. “We are continuing to invest worldwide in this important segment of our business.”
The installation of Wabtec’s PTC system is set to wrap up by late 2018.
Nicola Liquori, chief executive officer of SunRail, said safety is top priority for SunRail and the Florida Department of Transportation.
“Positive train control will allow us to increase safety for our customers, crews and the traveling public in general,” Liquori said.
SunRail operates more than 60 miles of track through central Florida, officials noted.
“The CFRC’s PTC system will be fully interoperable with the system being implemented by all Class 1 railroads,” the company said.