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5/20/2019



Rail News: Mechanical

Report: Hitachi must retrofit HART's rail cars


Hitachi Rail must retrofit HART’s rail car floors with a thin layer of stainless steel to ensure they pass fire testing.
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Hitachi Rail Italy must retrofit the floors of 24 rail cars provided to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) following a failed roof and floor testing in February, according to a Star Advertiser report citing HART officials. 

Following the retesting of the failed rail car by Hitachi Rail, the company found that it would need to retrofit the rail car floors with a thin layer of stainless steel to ensure they pass fire testing. 

The roof passed the retesting and will not be retrofitted, according to the report. 

In addition to retrofitting the existing 24 rail cars, Hitachi Rail will begin to incorporate the extra steel floor plate into the rest of HART’s 80-car order at Hitachi’s expense, HART Executive Director Andrew Robbins told the Star Advertiser



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