Press Releases

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.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-makes-its-participation-official-as-a-founding-member-in-europes-rail-joint-undertaking-erju
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.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-supports-sncf-s-safety-upgrades-with-cold-movement-detection-technology
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.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-wins-equipment-contract-to-modernize-chicago-s-metra-commuter-rail-service
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

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-secures-60m-order-for-platform-gates-to-support-the-marseille-neomma-metro-automation-project
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.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-supports-delhi-meerut-regional-rapid-transport-system-with-major-components
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.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-wins-a-significant-order-for-london-underground
Wabtec and Keolis Group Sign a Global Cooperation Agreement

PITTSBURGH, DEC 18, 2020: Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) and Keolis Group announced today the signing of an international business development agreement to partner on commercial activities and the development of innovative products for the transit and freight industries.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-and-keolis-group-sign-a-global-cooperation-agreement
Wabtec Receives TUV SUD Certification for the New Metroflexx Brake System

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2020 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today its new Metroflexx brake system was certified by TÜV SÜD, an independent, testing and certification authority. Metroflexx is Wabtec’s next-generation braking systems for the mass transit rail industry. The TUV certification validates the system meets the safety, quality and performance standards set at an organizational, local or international level.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-receives-tuv-sud-certification-for-the-new-metroflexx-brake-system
Wabtec and RATP Partner to Test Innovative “Green Friction” Braking Solutions

PITTSBURGH, DEC. 3, 2020 — Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) and RATP, Paris region operator as well a major international public transport operator, announced this week a partnership to test Wabtec’s innovative Green Friction braking solution. The test will study the solution’s ability to improve air quality in Paris tunnels by drastically reducing the micro-particles emitted from friction braking.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-and-ratp-partner-to-test-innovative-green-friction-braking-solutions
Wabtec to Pilot Smart Windows on Shenzhen Metro Line

SHENZHEN, China Nov. 9, 2020 — Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) is partnering with Shenzhen Metro Company and CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Co., Ltd. on a pilot to test Smart Windows on transit rail cars. Featuring multi-touch technology, the highly Transparent Organic LED Smart Window will provide a view outside, while serving as an interactive information source for passengers. This pilot project supports Shenzhen’s “smart city smart transport” initiative

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-to-pilot-smart-windows-on-shenzhen-metro-line
Wabtec Begins Trial of Transit Rail Industry’s First Environmentally Friendly Air Conditioning System

GENNEVILLIERS, France Oct. 1, 2020 — Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) begins trial of the transit rail industry’s first air conditioning system using natural R290 refrigerant, a clean and environmentally friendly option. This Wabtec Green Air technology is part of the company’s initiative to bring clean, sustainable solutions to the transit market.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-begins-trial-of-transit-rail-industry-s-first-environmentally-friendly-air-conditioning
Palm Tran Focuses On Bus Operator Safety by Retrofitting Entire Bus Fleet with Bus Operator Office Doors

Palm Tran is focusing on bus operator safety during COVID-19 by retrofitting its entire bus fleet with barriers that are affectionately called “bus operator office doors.” Each door installed provides a heavy-duty glass shield and lower door helping reduce contact between the bus operator and passengers. There was a special kick-off event held to celebrate the completed installation, where County Administrator Verdenia C. Baker demonstrated the use of the doors.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/palm-tran-focuses-on-bus-operator-safety-by-retrofitting-entire-bus-fleet-with-bus-operator-office
Wabtec Launches BlueFilter to Provide Clean Air for Transit Rail Passengers

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) launched an air-filtration innovation, called BlueFilter, to provide a clean, healthy environment for passengers on metro and trains. The TÜV-tested filter continuously provides fresh and clean air onboard metro and railcars by removing more than 90 percent of contaminants per air cycle.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-launches-bluefilter-to-provide-clean-air-for-transit-rail-passengers