On May 2nd, Honolulu’s Train # 1 was unveiled to the residents of the city at the Rail Operations & Control Center of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). The four car train, manufactured by Hitachi Rail Italy, is a key component of the first driverless rail transit system in the USA. The transit system is being built in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture (AHJV) a Hawaii partnership between Hitachi Group Companies, Ansaldo STS (ASTS) and Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) presented the train to the city of Honolulu and HART.
Train # 1 of this World Class Transit System for Honolulu, was delivered on time. The successful achievement of meeting this deadline, represents another important step forward in the consolidation of Ansaldo STS‘s and Hitachi Rail Italy positions in the USA.
Hitachi Rail Italy is responsible for the design, manufacturing and testing of 20, 4-car driverless trains for the project. “Delivering the first train of this new, wonderful metro,” declares Maurizio Manfellotto, Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Rail Italy, “not only makes us proud of the work done, but also underscores the quality level reached by the company which I have the privilege to lead. We reached this goal thanks to the intellect of the women and men who work every day in our factories, with consistency and dedication, creating trains that deliver world-class performance.”
Ansaldo STS is responsible for the design, manufacturing, installation and testing of signaling, traction electrification, communications, platform screen gates and other systems, including maintenance and recovery vehicles. “Ansaldo STS provides the technology that will allow the train to move safely,” stated Stefano Siragusa, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Ansaldo STS. “If millions of people move safely, it is due to Ansaldo STS technology that provides the brain and the heart of the trains.”
Ansaldo STS is also responsible for the first 12 years of Operations and Maintenance of the system, which will operate and maintain security of a new generation of trains with the most advanced and proven technologies that have contributed to the success and reputation of Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy around the world.
About Ansaldo STS
Systems integrator and project manager, lead designer, and operations and maintenance manager.
Ansaldo STS is a leading technology company operating in the global railway and mass transit systems business. Ansaldo STS provides traffic management, planning, train control and signaling systems, and associated services including management of rail operations and maintenance. We act as lead contractor, project manager, and system integrator for major mass transit projects worldwide. As lead contractor, Ansaldo STS provides end to end solutions for timely, successful, and on-budget turnkey projects of any size or complexity. Ansaldo STS, headquartered in Genoa, Italy, employs more than 4,200 people in 28 different countries. Ansaldo STS operations in the United States, based in Pittsburgh, PA, employ more than 900 people. Ansaldo STS USA, formerly known as Union Switch & Signal Inc., will design and manufacture the driverless train control system based upon proven technology in daily revenue service throughout the world.