Mitsubishi Electric Qualifies as a CBTC Systems Supplier by NYCT

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is now officially qualified as a communications-based train control (CBTC) systems supplier by the New York City Transit (NYCT) of Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA). The approval was given after testing and validating the interoperability of the solution with the present CBTC systems of NYCT.

By partnering with various CBTC suppliers, NYCT is planning to install CBTC systems on subway lines. Mitsubishi Electric becomes the third CBTC supplier which is qualified by NYCT to participate in upgrading the NYCT's signaling system.

Mitsubishi Electric had to verify if its solution meets all the requirements rest by NYCT for safety and qualification to qualify as a participant. It is now allowed to bid on any CBTC projects by NYCT. Furthermore, this qualification is also projected to make way for new opportunities for Mitsubishi Electric to partner with NYCT on long-standing technology development.

Furthermore, SYSTRA, a Paris based public transport company, is supporting the designing of the project and the ongoing modification to the specifications of the CBTC system for the Queens Boulevard Line of NYCT. It is also supporting the construction management for the installation, testing, and authorization of this project. It will also help in the qualification of an extra member for the future CBTC projects.

At the beginning of this year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was awarded a $245.8 million contract to deploy an upgraded computerized signaling system coupled with a multitude of other key upgrades on the Eighth Avenue ACE lines which connects the west side of Manhattan with Brooklyn and several subway lines.

Lately, on 10th November 2020, the Japanese company also announced that the Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd. (SMEC), a cooperative venture business that operates in China, produced the one-millionth unit that includes elevators as well as escalators, this month. It became the first Japanese company to directly produce, supply, install, and service elevators and escalators in China with its collaboration with Shanghai Electric Group to form SMEC in 1987.



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