Wabtec Wins Metroflexx Brake System Order for Singapore Mass Speedy Transit


PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wabtec Company (NYSE: WAB) introduced in the present day that it secured an order from the Hyundai Rotem Firm to produce a number of key elements on prepare vehicles for Singapore Mass Speedy Transit’s (MRT) new Jurong Area Line. The corporate will provide its superior Metroflexx brake programs, passenger entry doorways, and air-con programs for 62 new, automated three-car trains.

“The Jurong Area Line is a important venture for increasing and enhancing Singapore MRT’s service,” stated Lilian Leroux, President of Wabtec’s Transit enterprise. “This order builds upon our long-standing partnership with the MRT. The options Wabtec is offering for these new transit vehicles will enhance the rail system’s operations and the passenger expertise.”

The deal is highlighted by the brand new Metroflexx brake system, which would be the first utility of this know-how in Asia. Wabtec will provide 186 brake programs for the brand new prepare vehicles. It’s the newest technology of Wabtec’s brake management know-how, changing the entire conventional electropneumatic brake system and performing an actual time emulation of capabilities which are historically carried out by pneumatic elements, providing the very best diploma of efficiency.

“Metroflexx is a brand-new brake management, which considerably reduces the burden, vitality consumption, lifecycle value, and improves the protection of the brake system,” stated Leroux. “It’s the excellent resolution for these driverless prepare vehicles with a TÜV SÜD certification of Safety Integrity Degree four. The system’s mild weight, straightforward upkeep, and prolonged overhaul interval additionally maximizes availability and minimizes upkeep value.”

Along with the Metroflexx brakes, Wabtec will present 372 roof-mounted air-con programs. The system is environment friendly, dependable and may preserve passenger consolation in Singapore’s heat local weather. That is our first HVAC venture in Singapore.

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The order additionally consists of greater than 1,100 exterior sliding ES2-type doorways. The ES2 is the market’s best-selling actuator for sliding doorways, with unmatched reliability. These door programs are presently working on Singapore MRT strains.

All programs will likely be delivered with embedded condition-based upkeep functionality.

The Jurong Area Line is Singapore’s seventh MRT line, serving each current and future improvement within the western a part of Singapore. The road consists of 24 stations, with a complete route size of 24km.

About Wabtec

Wabtec Company is a number one world supplier of kit, programs, digital options and value-added companies for freight and transit rail. Drawing on almost 4 centuries of collective expertise throughout Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the corporate has unmatched digital experience, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and companies, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is targeted on efficiency that drives progress, creating transportation options that transfer and enhance the world. The freight portfolio contains a complete line of locomotives, software program functions and a broad number of mission-critical controls programs, together with Optimistic Train Management (PTC).The transit portfolio offers extremely engineered programs and companies to just about each main rail transit system world wide, supplying an built-in collection of elements for buses and all train-related market segments that ship security, effectivity and passenger consolation. Together with its industry-leading portfolio of merchandise and options for the rail and transit industries, Wabtec is a pacesetter in mining, marine and industrial options. Wabtec has roughly 27,000 workers in amenities all through the world. Go to the corporate’s new web site at: www.WabtecCorp.com.

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