Progress Update – March 2015 – The First Car!
Top: the first carshell is assembled at AnsaldoBreda factory in Reggio Calabria, Italy. We are on schedule for delivery of the first train to Honolulu in early 2016.
Bottom left: the train control systems for the Rail Operations Center yard are assembled at Ansaldo STS factory in Batesburg, SC. They will be installed in Honolulu by the end of 2015.
Bottom right: the prototype of the Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems for passenger stations is assembled at DRS Technologies factory in China. These systems will provide emergency electrical power at stations in case of black-outs of the grid, to allow passengers to safely leave trains and buildings.