July 31, 2018

Path and Kawasaki sign $US 240m order for new and refurbished subway cars

Written by  Joseph Calisi
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Kawasaki Heavy Industries built the Path PA-5 subway cars that will be refurbished. Kawasaki Heavy Industries built the Path PA-5 subway cars that will be refurbished.

KAWASAKI Heavy Industries, which built the Path PA-5 subway cars for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Path network, has struck a $US 240m deal for new and upgraded cars, which indicates the Japanese company is now expanding its offer to rebuild existing cars.

The contract includes approximately $US 180m for 72 new cars and $US 60m to refurbish 350 existing cars in the Path fleet. The new PA-5 stainless-steel cars will be delivered in 2021 and 2022 while the 350 PA-5s already operating will be refitted by 2024.

Kawasaki secured its first order with the Port Authority’s Path system in 1984 for the subway cars that were replaced by the PA-5 model in the last few years. Oh operates a 22km metro network linking Newark, Hoboken and Manhattan.

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