Getting people there

Everyday, the US capital Washington DC is teeming with activity when the inhabitants rush to and from work, schools and social activities. In the massive project of supplying the Washington Metro with new and super modern trains, the IP communication infrastructure solution is delivered by a company who really knows the art of getting there - Beijer Electronics, of course.

The Washington Metro system is the second busiest rapid transit system in the United States in number of passenger trips, after the New York City Subway. During the next few years, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transport Authority is making its biggest investment ever by replacing part of the fleet with the brand new 7000 series of ultra-modern railway cars. The design of the new trains is based on feedback from passengers and employees on everything from seating comfort and doors to passenger information.
The information system on-board the new trains will be run on an IP-based network solution with Ethernet routers and switches, building an infrastructure where long service life, ultra-reliable operation and compact design is of utmost importance. The one supplier who made it through the rigorous evaluation process was none other than Beijer Electronics’ subsidiary Westermo and its unique IP train solution.

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