New York R160 subway car.

USA: Wabtec Corp announced on March 24 that it is to supply components worth $75m for a further 382 R160 metro cars being built for New York. The vehicles were ordered from Alstom and Kawasaki last November in a $784m second option exercised by New York Metropolitan Transit Authority.

A total of 1 662 cars have been ordered under the R160 programme. Wabtec Passenger Transit will manufacture the brakes, couplers and current collectors, Vapor Stone will provide door operating equipment, Milufab will produce door panels and Wabtec Railway Electronics will supply event recorders.