Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ansaldo STS to install CBTC on Baltimore Metro Subway Link

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Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners, LLC, has been awarded a contract from Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to provide a Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system for the Baltimore Metro Subway Link.


Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners is a company established between Hitachi Rail Italy SpA and Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. (the US subsidiary of Ansaldo STS SpA). The $40.5-million contract also includes a fleet of 78 Hitachi railcars.

The project features the replacement of the existing signaling system with an advanced CBTC system by Ansaldo STS. The company will integrate the new system into the existing 15.5 miles of Baltimore's subway infrastructure.

"With the Baltimore metro," said Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO of Hitachi Rail Italy,"Hitachi is confirming its commitment and presence in the important U.S. market. Not only will Hitachi provide new rail vehicles for the project but also the signaling, allowing our business to fully contribute to the development of passenger mobility for the US. Our goal is to always to satisfy the requirements of our customers and to provide innovative products which meet the needs of security, technology and sustainability."