First eight-car train of PA-5 railcars delivered
Jul. 29, 2009
Tokyo, July 29, 2009 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. (KRC), based in Yonkers, New York, had delivered the first eight PA-5 railcars to Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH).
The railcars are the first eight of 340 next-generation cars ordered from PATH in May 2005, for service as a commuter train between New York and New Jersey.
The PA-5 railcars are equipped with cutting-edge technology for controlling HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), door operating and public address systems to guarantee optimum safety and passenger comfort.
The eight-car train delivered to PATH was manufactured and tested at Kawasaki’s Hyogo Works. KRC performed the testing and received conditional acceptance by PATH, and handed over these 8 cars to PATH.. The remaining 332 car bodies will be manufactured at the railcar plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, and equipment installation, final assembly and testing will be conducted at the plant in Yonkers.
KRC was awarded and executed the contract to produce 94 PA-4 cars and the rehabilitation of 248 PA-1, 2 and 3 cars in 1984. Following delivery of the new PA-5 cars, the existing PA-1, 2 and 3 cars will be decommissioned gradually. Once all of the PA-5 cars are delivered in 2011, PATH’s entire fleet will be replaced with cars manufactured by Kawasaki.