PA-5 Electric Rail Cars for PATH’s Operations in New York and New Jersey , U.S.A.

Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Built for Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation, U.S.A.
Product type PA-5
Year ordered, delivered or shipped Order received in 2005; delivery began in 2008
Launch of commercial operations 2009

Through its American affiliate Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. received an order from the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) for 350 PA-5 rail cars, a new model of electric rolling stock for commuters. Delivery has been ongoing since 2008, and delivered cars are already in revenue service.

The PA-5 has a stainless steel carbody and is equipped with highly reliable control devices, air-conditioning equipment, door operating equipment, a public announcement system and other equipment ensuring high levels of safety, comfort and convenience.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries had already manufactured and delivered 94 PA-4 rail cars for PATH, and had also upgraded 248 of PATH’s PA-1, PA-2 and PA-3 vehicles. Now, as PATH takes delivery of the PA-5 rail cars, it is using them to replace its obsolete rolling stock. Once delivery of the new rolling stock is completed during 2012, PATH’s entire fleet will be made by Kawasaki.


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