Wabtec Wins PTC Contract to NICTD

US-based Wabtec has secured a contract from systems integration contractor, Parsons Transportation Group (PTG), to provide equipment and services for a positive train control (PTC) system for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).

Wabtec Wins PTC Contract to NICTD
May 16, 2016 11:51 am | Last Update: May 15, 2016 9:52 pm
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The $30m deal will see Wabtec provide its interoperable electronic train management system (I-ETMS) equipment, TMDS dispatch and back office systems that will include interfaces to the traction power system, wayside design, training and related services.

Delivery of the equipment is expected to be completed in 2018.

It is noted that NICTD’s PTC system will be fully interoperable, with the PTC system that is being implemented by Metra.

Wabtec president and CEO Raymond Betler said: [quote font_size=”20″]

“We have worked with Parsons for several years to develop and design various commuter PTC programmes, and we are pleased to work with them on this implementation.

“Wabtec continues to demonstrate a unique and industry-leading ability to assist customers meet their PTC requirements.”

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Currently, NICTD owns and operates a commuter rail service from South Bend to Chicago on the 75-mile South Shore Line (75 route miles) and operates on the Metra Electric District (MED-15 route miles).

There are 41 passenger trains currently operated daily on the 90-mile route, powered by 1,500 volts DC (VDC) traction power, supplied via an overhead contact system.

The NICTD fleet includes 58 electric multiple units (EMUs), ten non-powered trailer cars, 14 Bi-level Electric Cars and one GP 38P.

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