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Wabtec's Technology to Boost Paris' Rail Operations

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) is launching its Green Friction braking solution on the RER A line in Paris, collaborating with Île-de-France Mobilités ("IDFM") and RATP. Notably, RATP operates both the Paris metro and suburban trains, such as the RER lines. This innovative brake friction material will fight air pollution by significantly reducing particle emissions from train braking within the metropolitan area's tunnels and underground network. Wabtec will deploy its Green Friction brake linings for all MI09 trains on the Paris RER A line, aiding in excess of a million daily passengers. Extensive testing with RATP and IDFM for over a year, covering a million kilometers, has confirmed its effectiveness with a 70% (up to 90%) reduction in braking emissions without impacting safety, performance, or costs significantly. Philippe Nogues-Cubelles, ...