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Rail supplier updates from Skanska, Brookville, CAF, Alstom, PTSI and AWESOME (April 14)


Skanska signed an $80 million contract with MTA New York City Transit for the renewal of three train stations in Brooklyn, N.Y. The contract calls for platform and canopy replacement, refurbishment of control houses, electrical and communication upgrades and structural repairs along the rail structures between stations. Construction work has already begun, and it's slated for completion in November 2018.

Brookville Equipment Corp. recently shipped two BL12CG CoGeneration switchers to the Central California Traction Co. (CCT). Weighing 132 tons, the new locomotives feature twin Cummins 600 horsepower six-cylinder engines compliant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 4 emissions regulations. They'll be used for freight haulage applications along CCT's two short-line corridors, including the Stockton Public Belt Railroad Network and the Central Valley Branch.

CAF Adif awarded CAF Signaling, FCC and Revenga Ingenieros a $164 million contract to install safety and telecommunication systems on the access section of the high-speed train to Murcia, Spain. The contract includes preparation of construction projects, work execution, upkeep and maintenance of interlocking facilities, train protection systems, centralized traffic control, auxiliary detection systems, GSM-R telecommunications and protection and safety facilities.

Alstom Citadis trams will now circulate on the new T2 line in Toulouse, France, the company announced. The 1.5-mile line has three stations and links the Toulouse-Blagnac Airpot to the center of Toulouse.

PTSI Transportation appointed Robert VanderClute to its board. In January, VanderClute retired as senior vice president of safety and operations with the Association of American Railroads, and has since been tapped to serve OnTrackNorthAmerica Inc.'s board.

Registration is now open for the Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations, Management and Education (AWESOME) symposium, slated for May 6-7 in New Brunswick, N.J. Women in senior supply chain positions are encouraged to contact AWESOME staff at about attending the invitation-only event, which will provide opportunities for networking with industry leaders, authors and educators.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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