Customer Success Story

Control Office for World Trade Center
Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)

New York City, NY 

With the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001 the PATH station under WTC was destroyed and the tunnels under the Hudson River to New Jersey flooded. In addition, the PATH interlocking and station on the Jersey side (Exchange Place) also flooded. To re-establish service, all signal equipment in the flooded areas had to be replaced. AR Concepts USA Inc. was awarded a key subcontract to supply the new integrated control center that was a central component of the overall project.

In order to meet the short time frame for design and implementation Condor Signal & Communications Inc.'s (formerly Advanced Railway Concepts Ltd.) Train Movement Manager was selected as the control office application.

Items supplied included redundant servers with three workstations at PATH's Hoban Control Center, new computer based local control panels and tower workstations at both Exchange Place and WTC. Features include color tracking of trains for automatic routing and playback to allow operations staff to replay incidents. In addition the existing Automatic Trains Dispatcher system was replaced, which dispatches trains based on an electronic schedule, throughout the entire PATH system.

Revenue trains ran to World Trade on November 23, 2003 one month ahead of schedule.