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December 15, 2016

Deals this week: Otis Canada, Petards, CRRC MA

OLRT Constructors has awarded a ten-year supply and maintenance contract to Otis Canada as part of the O-Train Confederation Line.

OLRT Constructors has awarded a ten-year supply and maintenance contract to Otis Canada as part of the O-Train Confederation Line.

This is the first phase of the electric light rail transit (LRT) system under construction in Ottawa, Canada.

The contractual scope includes supply and maintenance of 54 elevators, including 44 Gen2 versions and ten special freight models, as well as modernisation of two existing lifts.

Siemens Mobility Division has awarded a £2m ($2.48m) contract to Petards, a security and surveillance systems provider, for supply of eyeTrain on-board digital CCTV systems.

"The new CCTV will improve security and surveillance on trains through internal and external coverage."

Systems will be installed in the new Desiro City electrical multiple unit (EMU) trains being built by Siemens.

The new CCTV will improve security and surveillance on trains through internal and external coverage, pantograph, forward-facing and track debris monitoring.

First delivery of equipment will by March 2017, while the entire order will be complete by 2018.

Railcar manufacturer CRRC MA has been awarded a contract to deliver 120 Red Line cars as an extension to an earlier order of 132 cars by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), US.

The new cars feature latest propulsion and braking systems, and will replace the existing fleet of older models by 2020.

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