Delivering the Core Systems
Ansaldo Honolulu was awarded the $1.4-billion Core Systems Contract for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project to design, build, operate and maintain the train vehicles in addition to the operations and control center. Ansaldo Honolulu has teamed up with HART – the Honolulu
Authority for Rapid Transportation – to deliver the first fully automated driverless urban rail transit system in the United States.
Ansaldo Honolulu has coordinated a large team with hundreds of engineers, managers and workers in more than twenty states across the nation, including Hawaii, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
Factories in these U.S. cities will soon begin shipping high-technology systems and materials to Hawaii to help build Honolulu’s world class transit system.
Start of Train Manufacturing: 2014
First Train in Honolulu: 2016
Opening of the Full Line: 2019
Anticipated Direct Local Jobs for Operations and Maintenance: 300
A Fast, Safe and Reliable Alternative to Traffic Gridlock
Passengers will ride in air conditioned comfort from Kapolei to Ala Moana Shopping Center in less than 45 minutes, while enjoying scenic views along the elevated guideway.
Each four-car electrically powered, Wi-Fi enabled driverless train can carry more than 800 people, plus bicycles, luggage, surfboards, wheelchairs, coolers and strollers. There will be a total fleet of 80 train cars with approximately 17 four-car trains in operation during peak