All Wabtec articles

  • Wabtec has completed the 1 000th locomotive it has remanufactured for customers in the Americas under a programme launched in 2015.
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    Wabtec breathes new life into older locomotives

    2021-08-12T13:53:00Z

    USA: This month Wabtec completed the 1 000th locomotive it has remanufactured for customers in the Americas under a programme launched in 2015. Norfolk Southern has taken delivery of 500 of the locos, with other customers including Canadian Pacific, BNSF, Union Pacific and Brazilian operator Rumo.

  • CSX will be the first railway to demonstrate Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero technology for the automatic starting and stopping of trains, and has placed orders for locomotive modifications which are designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
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    CSX to use Wabtec technology to improve fuel efficiency and meet climate goals

    2021-06-25T10:58:00Z

    USA: CSX will be the first railway to demonstrate Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero technology for the automatic starting and stopping of trains, and has placed orders for locomotive modifications which are designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Zero-to-Zero builds on the established Trip Optimizer ...

  • Wabtec FLXdrive battery locomotive (2)
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    Wabtec and GM to co-operate on battery and hydrogen locos

    2021-06-15T15:22:00Z

    USA: Wabtec and General Motors have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to collaborate to develop and commercialise GM’s battery and hydrogen technology for Wabtec locomotives. Wabtec will bring expertise in energy management and systems optimisation, and GM its Ultium battery ...

  • Wabtec battery loco
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    Research partnership targets low-carbon freight

    2021-05-16T05:00:00Z

    USA: Wabtec has set up partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University and short line specialist Genesee Wyoming with a view to developing a range of low-carbon technologies for freight railroads. At the heart of the proposals is the Freight Rail Innovation Institute, a research body ...

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    Wabtec awarded Delhi – Meerut RRTS train subsystems contract

    2021-05-04T15:45:00Z

    INDIA: Wabtec Corp has been awarded a US$15m contract to provide braking systems, pantographs, roof disconnector switches and passenger information systems for the 40 electric multiple-units which Alstom is to build for the 82 km Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System. Wabtec said its ...

  • Brush produced the Class 60 diesel locomotives (Photo: Ken Short/GB Railfreight)
    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec to close Brush Traction plant

    2021-04-20T14:20:00Z

    UK: Wabtec has announced its intention to close its manufacturing operations at the Brush Traction site in Loughborough.

  • Nordco supplies new, used and rebuilt track maintenance equipment, ultrasonic rail flaw detection tools and wagon movers.
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    Wabtec acquires Nordco

    2021-03-29T08:12:00Z

    USA: Wabtec Corp has signed a definitive agreement to acquire North American track maintenance and inspection equipment and wagon mover supplier Nordco. The business will be acquired from Greenbriar Equity Group for $400m in cash, to be financed through cash on hand and a revolving ...

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    Hyundai Rotem orders Wabtec’s Metroflexx brakes for Singapore metro trains

    2021-01-26T10:51:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Hyundai Rotem has awarded Wabtec a contract to supply braking, door and air-conditioning systems for 62 three-car automated metro trainsets ordered for the Jurong Region Line. This will be the first application of Wabtec’s Metroflexx braking technology in Asia. The first order for Metroflexx ...

  • BNSF and Wabtec have begun testing a battery-electric locomotive in revenue service (Photo: BNSF).
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    BNSF and Wabtec test battery-electric locomotive in California

    2021-01-06T15:52:00Z

    USA: BNSF and Wabtec have begun testing a battery-electric locomotive in revenue service on the 585 km route between Barstow and Stockton in California. The tests aim to assess the future potential of the technology, which as well as the battery features energy-management and system optimisation ...

  • Wabtec Metroflexx
    Metro Report International

    Wabtec’s Metroflexx braking certified ahead of use on Grand Paris Express trains

    2020-12-15T05:00:00Z

    BRAKING: Tüv Süd has provided safety, quality and performance standard certification for Metroflexx, Wabtec’s ‘next-generation’ braking system for metro trains. Designed to significantly reduce the weight, energy consumption and life-cycle cost of a train, Metroflexx communicates with the train computer and traction equipment to optimise use ...

  • Green Friction Picto
    Metro Report International

    Reducing brake dust to improve air quality

    2020-12-04T08:47:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP is testing Wabtec’s Green Friction braking materials, which are designed to help improve the air quality in tunnels by reducing the amount of microparticles emitted. Initial bench tests are simulating the operation of a MI09 transet operating on RER Line A, ...

  • New Mexico Rail Runner Express
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    Rail Runner Express wi-fi upgrade

    2020-10-03T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec to overhaul IC225 sets as lease extended

    2020-09-10T09:42:00Z

    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
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    Wabtec opens additive manufacturing centre in Bengaluru

    2020-09-03T13:55:00Z

    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
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    BNSF and Wabtec prepare to test battery-electric locomotive

    2020-07-08T13:06:00Z

    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
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    Modern locomotives on the way to Moldova

    2020-07-03T14:07:00Z

    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 ...

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    Wabtec to supply PTC for Virgin Trains USA

    2020-06-18T07:16:00Z

    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

    2020-06-16T14:05:00Z

    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
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-04-17T06:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec Rail to overhaul Class 158 DMUs

    2020-04-17T06:00:00Z

    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 ...