Wabtec sells yard operating software to Brazilian railroad

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WILMERDING, Pa. — Wabtec Corp. has signed a contract worth about $5 million to design, install, test, and commission a yard train control solution for RUMO, one of the largest freight railroads in Brazil.

Under the contract, Wabtec will provide its Train Management & Dispatching System associated with wayside signaling interlocking, training, and systems integration. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, providing increased safety and efficiency to one of the main ports in Brazil.

The initiative will allow the port, located in Santos, São Paulo state, to prepare for future technology upgrades and to integrate with other railroads. In doing so, it will become an essential interoperable point to Brazil’s railroads.

“Wabtec’s relationship with RUMO is extremely strong as a result of the Freight Products and Services for both cars and locomotives that we have been supplying for decades," says Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer. "The addition of this Train Control Contract allows for even greater collaboration while providing innovative railway solutions that reinforce our position as a leading technology supplier in the region.”

RUMO operates more than 7,000 miles of track along the western and southern areas of Brazil. It is the primary freight railroad connecting the geographical regions producing sugar, grains, ethanol, cellulose and paper to other railroads and ports for naval exporting.

More information is available online.

— A Wabtec news release. Dec. 13, 2017.

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