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News » US » Hitachi and Ansaldo win $400m Baltimore metro contract » published 27 Jul 2017

Hitachi and Ansaldo win $400m Baltimore metro contract

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners a US$400.5m contract for a new fleet of metro railcars and a train control system.

The joint venture between Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS USA will replace the existing signaling with a communication based train control (CBTC) and provide 78 new railcars.

Each bi-directional vehicle will have a minimum composition of two identical stainless steel cars, a "married pair", with the ability for multiple compositions. Each car has 76 seats and a total capacity of 196 passengers. The first trainset for Baltimore Metro will enter into revenue service in 2021.

The award of the Baltimore project marks Ansaldo STS’s largest win in the US. The company has already successfully delivered and is delivering CBTC projects of similar caliber both in North America and globally. Ansaldo STS will integrate a new CBTC system into the existing 15.5 miles of MTA infrastructure.

 

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This article was published on 27 Jul 2017 (last updated on 27 Jul 2017).

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