Siemens to Automate New York Subway Line

Image Courtesy of Siemens

Siemens have been awarded a contract to install Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the Queen Boulevard Line, by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The contract is worth $156 million. The CBTC system to be installed by Siemens will provide the MTA with real-time data on vehicle position and speed conditions. This data will then be used to optimise the number of trains on the line. This in turn, will allow more frequent trains and allows MTA to accommodate more passengers on its system.

Siemens CBTC System

Siemens will be installing equipment on a total of 305 trains and wayside signalling technology at 7 of 8 field locations. Through the use of sensors along the track, the CBTC system provide continuous updates on system status. Siemens’ system will also decrease the amount of wayside equipment and employs back-up systems, resulting in greater reliability.

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