US&S Success Continues in Rail Cab Signal Market

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Union Switch & Signal Inc.

    PITTSBURGH, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Switch & Signal Inc. (US&S) has
 been awarded a contract to deliver continuous cab signaling automatic train
 control systems to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) in New York.
     Under the terms of the contract, US&S will deliver 92 sets of the
 MICROCAB(R) automatic train control cab signal system to the LIRR for its M3
 vehicles.  Training, spare parts and test equipment are also part of the
 contract, which has a duration of 24 months.  The first shipment is scheduled
 for delivery in August of this year.
     The MICROCAB(R) on-board control system is the latest development in US&S
 cab signaling and control technology.  It displays train signal aspects to the
 locomotive engineer inside the cab, and it can be programmed to execute
 automatic train control functions such as overspeed control to maintain train
 speed limits and brake assurance to maintain a safe braking distance between
 two trains on the same track.
     "Cab signaling and on-board train control have been and continue to be a
 significant part of our business," noted US&S President and Chief Executive
 Officer Ken Burk.  "Cab signaling is also a significant component of our
 customers' train control systems because of the impact it has on operational
 efficiency and safety, continued Burk.  "This order from the Long Island
 Railroad is continuing the momentum we established earlier in the year with
 other cab signal orders we secured."
     This is the third major cab signal contract award to US&S so far this
 year.  It follows earlier announcements of contract awards to US&S for
 Advanced Speed Enforcement Systems (ASES) that are to be installed in rail
 vehicles being built for New Jersey Transit.
 
     About Union Switch & Signal Inc.
     Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and with manufacturing operations in
 Batesburg, SC, Union Switch & Signal Inc. (US&S) is a leader in the design,
 manufacture and service of signaling, automation and control equipment and
 systems for the railroad and mass transit industries worldwide.  US&S is a
 subsidiary of Ansaldo Signal N.V., an Ansaldo Trasporti/Finmeccanica-
 affiliated company.  More information about US&S is available at its Website,
 www.switch.com.
 
     MICROCAB(R) is a trademark of Union Switch & Signal Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Union Switch & Signal Inc.
    PITTSBURGH, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Switch & Signal Inc. (US&S) has
 been awarded a contract to deliver continuous cab signaling automatic train
 control systems to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) in New York.
     Under the terms of the contract, US&S will deliver 92 sets of the
 MICROCAB(R) automatic train control cab signal system to the LIRR for its M3
 vehicles.  Training, spare parts and test equipment are also part of the
 contract, which has a duration of 24 months.  The first shipment is scheduled
 for delivery in August of this year.
     The MICROCAB(R) on-board control system is the latest development in US&S
 cab signaling and control technology.  It displays train signal aspects to the
 locomotive engineer inside the cab, and it can be programmed to execute
 automatic train control functions such as overspeed control to maintain train
 speed limits and brake assurance to maintain a safe braking distance between
 two trains on the same track.
     "Cab signaling and on-board train control have been and continue to be a
 significant part of our business," noted US&S President and Chief Executive
 Officer Ken Burk.  "Cab signaling is also a significant component of our
 customers' train control systems because of the impact it has on operational
 efficiency and safety, continued Burk.  "This order from the Long Island
 Railroad is continuing the momentum we established earlier in the year with
 other cab signal orders we secured."
     This is the third major cab signal contract award to US&S so far this
 year.  It follows earlier announcements of contract awards to US&S for
 Advanced Speed Enforcement Systems (ASES) that are to be installed in rail
 vehicles being built for New Jersey Transit.
 
     About Union Switch & Signal Inc.
     Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and with manufacturing operations in
 Batesburg, SC, Union Switch & Signal Inc. (US&S) is a leader in the design,
 manufacture and service of signaling, automation and control equipment and
 systems for the railroad and mass transit industries worldwide.  US&S is a
 subsidiary of Ansaldo Signal N.V., an Ansaldo Trasporti/Finmeccanica-
 affiliated company.  More information about US&S is available at its Website,
 www.switch.com.
 
     MICROCAB(R) is a trademark of Union Switch & Signal Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Union Switch & Signal Inc.