Wabtec Receives Orders Worth About $75 Million For Components For NYCT R-160 Subway Cars

WILMERDING, Penn. – Wabtec Corp. announced that it has received additional option orders worth about $75 million to supply components for New York City subway cars being purchased under the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s R-160 program.

The orders represent components for the second option order of 382 cars, which are to be delivered over the next two years. Under the R-160 program, New York City has now ordered 1,662 cars, which are being built by ALSTOM Transportation and Kawasaki.

Wabtec has been supplying components for the previous cars and will now provide the same components for the 382 option cars, as follows: Wabtec Passenger Transit (brakes, couplers and current collectors), Vapor Stone (door operators and related equipment), Milufab (door panels) and Wabtec Railway Electronics (event recorders).

“This order provides a continuing, solid base of business for our Transit Group,” said Albert J. Neupaver, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer. “Across North America and around the world, it’s clear that investment in public transportation is a priority, and we expect to continue to benefit from that trend.”