Wabtec signs PTC contract

Iowa Northern Railway Company awarded Wabtec a contract to provide fully integrated Positive Train Control (PTC), digital imaging, and data transfer and analytics capabilities.
This is Wabtec’s first such contract since closing its merger with GE Transportation.
Under the contract, Wabtec will provide an integrated offering, including its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System PTC safety-overlay solution, LDRS-V video recorder, training, and system integration services across Iowa Northern Railway’s entire locomotive fleet.
“Iowa Northern Railway Company is preparing to deliver PTC operations for two Class 1 railroads under a stringent timeline. Having a one-stop-shop for the various components of PTC implementation is an important factor for us and Wabtec has delivered with a turnkey installation and operating plan provided under one roof,” William Magee, general manager at Iowa Northern Railway Company, said.
The combined solution brings best-in-class digital equipment, software, and services together in one integrated suite that leverages common platforms to drive interoperability. The suite also incorporates the PTC communications and data hosting back-office, which drives a more robust communications capability for improved availability and coverage with a reduced number of devices.

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