Press Releases

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 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
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
Wabtec Breaks Ground on New, Green factory for Growing Transit Rail Industry

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) celebrated the groundbreaking of a 20,000-sqm, state-of-the-art green factory for developing and manufacturing brakes, as well as maintaining brakes and couplers for transit vehicles. Once complete, the new facility in Bochum will be a DGNB Gold-certified property, in recognition of its sustainable and innovative design

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-breaks-ground-on-new-green-factory-for-growing-transit-rail-industry
Wabtec’s Vapor Stone Rail Systems Celebrates Site Expansion

Wabtec Corporation’s Vapor Stone Rail Systems celebrated its continued investment in Plattsburgh with the grand opening of its plant on Arizona Ave. The new 60,000-sq-ft facility, which is the company’s second plant adjacent to the Plattsburgh International Airport, supports the company’s continued growth by increasing its manufacturing capabilities and adding warehouse space.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-s-vapor-stone-rail-systems-celebrates-site-expansion
Lilian Leroux Named President of Wabtec’s Transit Segment

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today the appointment of Lilian Leroux as President of Transit. Lilian has spent more than 18 years with both Faiveley Transport and Wabtec in a variety of global leadership and commercial roles across the transit sector. These include UK Managing Director (2004-2009), Global Services Leader (2009-2014) and most recently, President of the Brakes & Safety Group (2014-2019).

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/lilian-leroux-named-president-of-wabtec-s-transit-segment