Wabtec bringing PTC systems to Coaster commuter trains

Written by Spencer Malmad
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Wabtec Corporation signed a $9-million contract with Herzog Technologies Inc. to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and services for North County Transit District (NCTD) in Oceanside, Calif. The contract includes an option worth an additional $5 million.


Under the initial contract, Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System equipment and installation for seven locomotives and 10 passenger transit cab cars on NCTD’s Coaster train. Wabtec will also provide back office engineering and systems integration support. Herzog Technologies was previously awarded a contract to implement PTC for NCTD, a regional transportation network that provides more than 12 million passenger trips annually and has about 60 miles of track. The NCTD system will be fully interoperable with PTC systems being implemented by Class 1 railroads.

“We’re pleased to be working with Herzog, NCTD and other industry suppliers on this important project,” said Albert Neupaver, Wabtec’s chairman and chief executive officer. “This demonstrates the role we can play, as PTC technology continues to be deployed by other transit agencies around the U.S. over the next several years.”


Categories: C&S, Commuter/Regional