Stadler is to supply metro rolling stock to Atlanta from its factory in Salt Lake City.

USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler.

The $600m rolling stock contract awarded to Stadler in early 2019 includes a base order of 127 two-car married pairs, plus two further options each for 25 pairs. The vehicles will be assembled at Stadler’s Salt Lake City plant, with the first scheduled to enter service in 2023.

Knorr Brake Co will supply various braking equipment, including PistonSupply Eco (VV80-T) oil-free compressors with dedicated air supply unit inverters designed specifically for US metro applications.

‘A robust technical design, lightweight solutions to help enable energy efficiency, and the power of our proven technologies and technical support were among the winning factors’, said Jason Connell, President & CEO of Knorr Brake Co.

Most of the braking components will be produced at the company’s site in Westminster, Maryland, for delivery between Q1 2022 and the end of 2028.