Press Releases

Wabtec Site in Avellino Italy Earns IRIS Gold for Quality Performance

Wabtec's site in Avellino, Italy has received International Railway Industry Standard's (IRIS) Gold certification for quality performance, The IRIS Gold is the highest level of excellence, and currently only two other rail industry sites have achieved
Wabtec’s Innovative Adaptive Wheel Slide Protection Solution Gains Certification

PITTSBURGH, December 6, 2022 -- Wabtec Corporation’s (NYSE: WAB) DistanceMaster solution took a major step toward improving braking performance for transit rail operators with the certification of the company’s adaptive wheel slide protection (WSP) technology. The solution addresses the wheel and rail adhesion bottleneck enabling transit systems to improve efficiency and increase network capacity.
Wabtec partners with Akiem on service contract to maximize locomotive availability in France and Germany

Wabtec Corporation has signed a contract with Akiem, a leading European rolling stock leasing company, to provide maintenance of critical equipment for locomotive fleets in Europe. The major agreement, which runs for the next five years, covers brake components, pantographs and HVAC for the company’s PRIMA and TRAXX fleets in France and Germany and is intended to maximize asset availability to the operator’s customers.
Wabtec Wins Order to Supply Panama’s Metrolink System with Leading-Edge Platform Screen Doors

Wabtec Corporation has won an order to supply 300 half-height platform screen doors across Metro de Panama’s L3 monorail stations being built by Hitachi Rail, as part of the Grupo de Empresas Sunrise Monorail. It marks Wabtec’s first project in Central America.
Wabtec Opens First European Transit Performance Optimization Center in Derby, UK

Wabtec Corporation has opened its first Transit Performance Optimization Center (TPOC) for Europe. The new center, located in Derby UK, was created to help transit sector customers improve the operational performance and reduce service costs and lost productivity through real-time monitoring and analytics.
Wabtec to Improve Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Passenger Comfort with new HVAC Systems

Wabtec Corporation has announced a contract to supply heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units for 56 new Stadler trains that will be operated by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). The state-of-the-art systems will provide passengers with a comfortable commute, especially during the hot and humid Atlanta summers.
Wabtec and Deutsche Bahn Sign New Contract, Building Upon Longstanding Partnership

Wabtec Corporation and Deutsche Bahn have signed an agreement to optimize the maintenance and operation of Wabtec equipment on board Deutsche Bahn trains. The agreement strengthens their longstanding partnership and helps both companies drive meaningful progress against their sustainable transportation goals.
Wabtec Acquires MASU’s Railway Friction Business

Hosur, Tamil Nadu, January 4, 2022 — Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today announced it recently acquired the railway friction business from MASU, a leading manufacturer of friction products across the automotive and rail industry. The acquisition, which has received necessary regulatory approvals and is subject to customary closing conditions, will expand Wabtec’s installed base and accelerate growth across its brake product portfolio.
Wabtec Makes its Participation Official as a Founding Member in Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking (ERJU)

PARIS, December 1, 2021 - Lilian Leroux, Roberto Tione and Paolo Pagliero have officialized Wabtec's participation in Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (ERJU) as a founding member. A follow-up to the Shift2Rail initiative, ERJU is a partnership between Europe’s major railway players that aims to modernize and green the European railway system.
Wabtec Supports SNCF’s Safety Upgrades with Cold Movement Detection Technology

PITTSBURGH, November 25, 2021 -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today it will supply SNCF, the French national railway company, with Cold Movement Detection (CMD) technology for the operator’s latest generation of high-speed trains. The technology is an important component of the onboard European Train Control System (ETCS), promoted by the European Commission to enable interoperability across the European Union.
Wabtec Wins Equipment Contract to Modernize Chicago’s Metra Commuter Rail Service

PITTSBURGH October 21, 2021 - Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today an order to improve passenger experience, reliability, and safety for Metra, the commuter rail system in the Chicago metropolitan area serving the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The contract includes the latest brakes, passenger access doors, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and event recorder solutions for 200 new rail cars.
Wabtec Secures €60m Order for Platform Gates to Support the Marseille NEOMMA Metro Automation Project

Wabtec, along with Eiffage Genie Civil Méditerranée and Eiffage Energie Systems Mediterranee, will supply Metropole Aix Marseille Provence with all the platform gates for lines 1 and 2 of Marseille NEOMMA, that are being automated. This includes 29 stations and 62 platforms, each of which will be equipped with 12 sets of 1.7 m-high platform gates, emergency egress doors and fixed screens. The project provides a complete solution comprised of reinforcement of the platform edge to design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the platform gates
Wabtec Supports Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System with Major Components

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today it will support the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transport Systems (RRTS) with critical component orders valued at about $15 million for new rolling stock. The company will supply advanced technology brake systems, pantographs, roof disconnector switches and fully integrated passenger information systems to Alstom, which is building the coaches for the project.
Wabtec Wins a Significant Order for London Underground

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) secured an order to supply Siemens Mobility with several products for the London Underground’s Piccadilly Upgrade Program. The deal, valued at more than $70 million, is for brakes, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC), passenger information systems, and third-rail current collectors.