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CRRC to invest $50m in New York subway train concept

CRRC has presented New York’s public transport operator MTA with its vision for the subway train of the future.

CRRC MA, the Boston-based subsidiary of the Chinese train builder, was one of the winners of MTA’s Genius Transit Challenge – a competition to identify technological innovations for the city’s subway network.

Videos explaining the concepts have been produced for each of the winning entries and posted on YouTube.

CRRC MA plans to invest $50 million developing what it called the Subway Car of the Future.

The new vehicles will have a 20-year operating life, a modular design and will be easy to upgrade, CRRC has said.

The Genius Transit Challenge set out to uncover innovations in signalling, rolling stock and communications that could improve New York’s subway system – one of the oldest networks in the world.

Other entries included a new form of train control system called TCTCS (Train-Centered Train Control System), a proposal to lengthen trains without having to extend platforms, a camera and sensor-based CBTC solution from Ansaldo STS and Thales, and an LTE  communications solution put forward by Nokia.

All of the winning entries can be found on MTA’s YouTube channel.

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