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7/13/2009



Rail News: Passenger Rail

New York/New Jersey port places seven new PATH cars in service


On Friday, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) officials and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine inaugurated service for Port Authority-Trans Hudson’s (PATH) new rail cars.

The first seven cars from a 340-car order now are in operation. The car procurement is part of the agency's 10-year modernization program that also calls for a new signal system, station upgrades and a new station in Harrison, N.Y.

“The new cars we will begin to put into service today, coupled with the new signal system and 10-car platforms, will allow us to increase PATH's capacity by 20 percent,” said PANYNJ Deputy Executive Director Susan Bass Levin in a prepared statement.

The cars are being built by Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. and all are scheduled to enter service by 2011. The cars will feature state-of-the-art braking and onboard camera systems, and event recorders.


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