ABB obtains a contract from Brookville Equipment to supply an innovative Rail Traction Solution

ABB obtains a contract from Brookville Equipment to supply an innovative Rail Traction Solution : ABB’s state-of-the art rail traction solution will help the City of Dallas improve energy efficiency while reducing environmental impact with their new Liberty Streetcar.
Montreal, Quebec – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has obtained a contract from Brookville Equipment to supply a complete traction solution for installation on new streetcars that will be delivered to the City of Dallas, Texas.

ABB’s scope of supply includes CC400 traction converters, HEX 30 cooling units, as well as 99 kW AC traction motors. Brookville will deliver the streetcars to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) authority as part of their expansion project to provide improved access for commuters to downtown Dallas. The 1.6-mile streetcar route will link Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighbourhood to Dallas’ Union Station, with four stops on the route. Part of this route will use off-wire technology, reducing the visual pollution of wires.

“We are pleased to deliver an innovative hybrid propulsion system solution – one that can draw power from the DC catenary or alternatively from batteries when off-wire,” says Chris Poynter, Vice President of the Discrete Automation and Motion Division. In fact, the streetcar will operate on battery on part of its route. The City of Dallas will benefit from increased energy efficiencies, while reducing environmental impact.

Brookville Equipment Corporation ( has been a world-class American manufacturer of innovative powered transportation solutions for mining/tunneling, rail freight and passenger transportation since 1918. Brookville products are custom designed to the highest engineering standards for quality, safety and environmental responsibility.

ABB is a world leading independent supplier of innovative and reliable technologies to vehicles manufacturers, railway operators and system integrators. With a comprehensive offering for rolling stock and infrastructure, ABB also provides lifetime service support, including maintenance and retrofit.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

In Canada,, ABB employs about 5,000 employees in more than 45 locations from coast to coast.

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