All Wabtec articles

  • New Mexico Rail Runner Express

    Rail Runner Express wi-fi upgrade


    USA: Wabtec and its networking technology partner Rajant Corp have been awarded a contract to upgrade the wireless networks onboard New Mexico’s Rail Runner Express commuter train fleet. This is the suppliers’ first contract since they formed a partnership to provide wireless technology for the rail ...

  • gb LNER IC225
    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec to overhaul IC225 sets as lease extended


    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail The leasing has awarded Wabtec Faiveley UK a contract to overhaul seven IC225 push-pull trainsets at its Doncaster site. This comes after operate LNER extended it lease until summer 2023, with a possible extension to summer 2024. The deal includes 10 ...

  • Wabtec 3D printed parts

    Wabtec opens additive manufacturing centre in Bengaluru


    INDIA: Wabtec Corp has collaborated with 3D printing equipment supplier HP and supply chain specialist Redington to open an additive manufacturing centre at its Bengaluru site The Wabtec India Additive Manufacturing Centre is focused on accelerating the design and production of components for prototyping and short ...

  • Wabtec battery loco

    BNSF and Wabtec prepare to test battery-electric locomotive


    USA: Wabtec has started conducting factory testing at its Erie plant of a prototype 4 400 hp battery locomotive, ahead of trial operations with BNSF that are planned to take place in the final quarter of this year. BNSF and GE Transportation (now Wabtec) began development ...

  • TE33AC locomotive for Moldova

    Modern locomotives on the way to Moldova


    MOLDOVA: The first six of 12 TE33AC diesel locomotives which national railway CFM ordered from GE Transportation, now Wabtec, in 2018 are currently being delivered from the LKZ factory at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan. The TE33AC locomotives for CFM have a 12-cylinder ...

  • us Virgin Trains USA

    Wabtec to supply PTC for Virgin Trains USA


    USA: Virgin Trains USA has awarded Wabtec contracts worth $120m for the implementation of Positive Train Control on its route in Florida. In the first phase, Wabtec will install its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System PTC safety overlay on the 110 km Brightline corridor between Miami ...

  • Wabtec announced plans to reduce its workforce at Doncaster by up to 450 employees on June 16.
    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec to cut up to 450 jobs at Doncaster


    UK: Wabtec announced plans to reduce its workforce at Doncaster by up to 450 employees on June 16. The company will enter into a 45-day consultation period with employee representatives and trade unions to discuss the proposal and improved work practices. It is envisaged that the ...

  • Wabtec is working with Tronix3D to produce face shields for Pennsylvania healthcare provider Excela Health

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Wabtec is working with Tronix3D to produce face shields for Pennsylvania healthcare provider Excela Health. ‘As a 150-year-old member of the greater Pittsburgh community, we have a responsibility to support our first responders during these unprecedented times’, said Wabtec President CEO Rafael Santana. ‘Wabtec ...

  • gb TfW Class 158
    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec Rail to overhaul Class 158 DMUs


    UK: Leasing company Angel Trains has awarded Wabtec Rail a contract to undertake the C4 overhaul of 40 Class 158 diesel multiple-units. The contract includes 24 two-car units operated by Transport for Wales. These require a full vehicle and bogie C4 overhaul, which will begin in ...

  • Transport for Wales Rail Services has awarded Tracsis Travel Compensation Services a five-year contract to provide an automated systems to handle delay repay compensation.
    Rail Business UK

    Welsh fleet deployment programme rationalised


    TfW uses Class 175 DMUs suplied by Alstom in the late 1990s on its long-distance services between north and south Wales. UK: Faced with mounting costs from Network Rail to provide gauge clearance services, KeolisAmey has revised its plans to roll out new and refurbished rolling ...

  • Relco Locomotives

    Wabtec expands capabilities with purchase of RELCO Locomotives


    USA: Wabtec Corp has announced the expansion of its remanufacturing and repair capabilities with the acquisition of RELCO Locomotives for $29m. RELCO Locomotives is an established company in the leasing, rebuilding, and repair sector, with operations in Albia and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It has projected sales ...

  • Wabtec India Engineering & Technology Centre

    Wabtec opens Indian engineering and technology centre


    INDIA: The Wabtec India Engineering Technology Centre was inaugurated on December 12. The company is investing US$5m in the facility, which will occupy five floors of a building on the ITC Green Campus in Bangalore. This will house engineering teams from across the ...

  • GE Transportation

    Wabtec and GE Transportation complete merger


    USA: The merger of Wabtec Corp and GE Transportation was completed on February 25, with Wabtec President CEO Raymond T Betler describing the transaction as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring together nearly four centuries of collective experience to create a technologically advanced leader with a ...