USA: Wabtec has been awarded a $55m contract to implement Positive Train Control on the 160 km New Mexico Rail Runner Express route from Belen to Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Wabtec is to supply its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System overlay which has been adopted by the principal freight operators. I-ETMS uses an onboard geographic database and GPS to continuously calculate warning and braking curves, taking into account information including speed, location, movement authority, speed restrictions, engineering works and train composition.
The contract includes back office server support, and equipment and software upgrades for nine NMRX locomotives and nine driving cars. The PTC equipment is scheduled to be in revenue service by late 2020.