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A train of R160 stock calls at Court Square station with a Crosstown Line service.

USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded the Crosstown Partners consortium of Thales and TC Electric a contract to supply communications-based train control for the Subway’s Crosstown Line (G), which runs 18 km from Brooklyn to Queens with 21 stations.


Thales will supply its SelTrac CBTC and maintain it for 25 years, with construction contractor TC Electric undertaking the associated modifications to the track, signalling and communications. The project is expected to take almost five years to complete.

‘New York’s Subway network is one of the oldest and most complex in the world’, said Alcino De Sousa, Vice-President & Managing Director for Urban Rail Signalling at Thales when the contract was announced on March 6. ‘We are thrilled to continue our partnership with MTA and deliver our cutting edge SelTrac technology for improved journeys and a deployment providing minimum disruption for New Yorkers.’