DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- C2K Partners, a joint venture between LTK Engineering Services of New York LLP and CH2M Hill New York, Inc. – now Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) – has been retained by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New York City Transit (NYCT) to provide post award consulting services for new, state-of-the-art R211 subway cars.
C2K will provide technical and program management support services to NYCT during the design, manufacturing, delivery, testing and acceptance of the new cars that will feature expanded doors designed to reduce delays and increase train movement by speeding the boarding process and reducing the amount of time trains wait in stations. R211 cars will be equipped with monitoring systems that will have the capability to transmit information about performance to the wayside, making it possible to examine the trains before equipment failure and mitigate incidents which are critical to safety and service performance of the subway. The cars will also include digital displays providing improved information about service, enhanced grab rails, brighter lighting and improved signage.
"This award is a crowning achievement of our long-standing relationship with NYCT, having assisted them with the procurement of several generations of subway cars, including the concept design, specifications development and procurement of the R211 subway cars," said Jacobs Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities Americas Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg McIntyre. "We are very proud of our collective ability to collaborate on this chapter of NYCT's modernization."
The contract also calls for support of testing of two trains that will include open gangways, a feature that permits passengers to walk between cars without opening doors. These open gangway sections, which feature accordion-like connector walls between cars, are expected to help ease crowding. A third part of the program will be to oversee customization of the standard cars to meet the different requirements for the Staten Island Railway.
"We have been working with New York City Transit for more than 25 years," said LTK President Dominic DiBrito. "This contract award reflects NYCT's appreciation of our past work and we are looking forward to delivering a successful outcome on this ambitious undertaking."
According to NYCT, the project calls for Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. to fill a base order of 535 cars, with options for up to 1,077 additional cars. The first R211 cars are expected to be delivered for testing in 2020.
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LTK Engineering Services, which was founded in 1921, has offices in 22 locations around the world and a staff of over 400 that includes more than 300 engineers and other professionals with expertise in all areas of passenger rail. LTK has participated in the planning, design and development of nearly every rail transit system in North America, providing unmatched technical expertise and managerial capabilities in rail vehicle engineering, rail systems engineering (traction power, overhead contact systems, signaling and train control, communications systems and supervisory control, rail systems integration, and rail maintenance facilities), revenue systems and technology, and operations planning and simulation. For more information, visit www.ltk.com, and connect with LTK on LinkedIn.
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