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1/4/2006    Car Component Contract

Rail News: Mechanical

WABCO Transit, Vapor Rail to supply parts for PATH subway cars

Two Wabtec Corp. subsidiaries recently obtained contracts totaling $65 million to supply components for subway cars being built for the Port Authority Trans-Hudson.

WABCO Transit and Vapor Rail will supply brakes, couplers, door operators and controls, and current collectors for the 340 cars, which are being manufactured by Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. If the port authority exercises an option for an additional 125 cars, the contract could be worth $80 million.

Wabtec expects to deliver the components for the prototype cars in late 2006 and complete production in 2010.

WABCO Transit supplies pneumatic, electronic and mechanical devices for passenger-rail vehicles, including braking equipment, couplers and current collectors; Vapor Rail provides door systems for passenger-rail vehicles.

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