Ansaldo STS was awarded a 42 million USD contract from Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to design and build a new signalling system using computer-based train control.
The scope of the contract for Ansaldo STS will include the supply of its MicroLok® II Multi-Purpose wayside controller for various vital (safety-critical) and non-vital functions, Power Frequency (PF) Track Circuits, Ethernet communications systems, and digital signal transmitters/receivers. The MicroLok II systems, which manage switches, signals, track circuits and other devices, will be deployed in “Redundant Hot Standby” configuration for exceptional reliability. Similar MicroLok II systems have already been installed on other LIRR lines.
Ansaldo STS’s signal system will serve the LIRR’s existing 18-mile line between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale which includes 5.3 miles of double-track. It will also serve the new 12.7 miles of additional double track currently under construction creating a continuous 18 mile double track corridor with eight interlockings (controlled by MicroLok II), seven stations, highway crossings and freight railroad sidings.
Ansaldo STS is proud to support LIRR’s commitment to quality systems and the safety of their passengers, employees and community.
Ansaldo STS is a leader in the global rail market, with over a century of experience in developing and supplying leading edge technologies in the Americas, Australia, and around the world.
Ansaldo STS – direction and coordination of Hitachi, Ltd. – listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, is an international technology company specializing in the design, implementation and management of transport systems and signaling equipment for railways and underground railways, both for freight and passengers. The Group acts as a Main Contractor and supplier of “turnkey” systems worldwide. Ansaldo STS is headquartered in Genoa and employs about 3,800 people in more than 30 countries. In 2015, it reported revenues of EUR 1,383.8 million with an operating income (EBIT) of EUR 135.8 million and a consolidated net profit of EUR 93.0 million.