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Ansaldo STS has obtained a $31.5 million contract to design, furnish, test and commission a signaling and train control system for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's West Side Subway Extension, the company announced yesterday.The new system will be designed to ensure the safe and efficient movement of trains along the extension's mainline and interlocked tracks, Ansaldo officials said in a press release.Additionally, the system will implement automatic train protection functions, support both automatic train operation and automatic train supervision functions, and employ train-to-wayside communications.The 3.9-mile extension will run from the Wilshire/Western Station in Los Angeles to a new Wilshire/La Cienega Station in Beverly Hills, Calif., with three stations in between.Map of L.A. Metro's subway extension plans (Click to view a larger map.)Source: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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