TRANSIT MARKET


Every day, millions of people rely on mass transit as a means of transportation. In an effort towards fuel conservation, more and more people are turning to this service. Keeping trains running smoothly is a top priority. Running non-stop, day in and day out, around the clock, is a service often taken for granted. VT doesn’t take this for granted - we help keep the trains moving. Since 1977, Virginia Transformer has beem a major contributor to the transit industry with our broad product range for metro and long distance trains.

It can be a very involved process to meet the many requirements involved with transit - no one is more capable than VT. These extra heavy duty traction applications require the transformer to withstand 450% overload each time the trains leave the station. The frequent varying overloads, coupled with ambient temperature variations, present a very demanding situation for transit duty transformers. Through our advanced design and engineering, no one has as much to offer in optimal solutions as VT. Dry type or liquid filled, VT will build the best transformer for any application at any size.

Virginia Transformer’s experience in specialized areas is just one reason to choose VT. We work with the leading consultants in the transit market while the project is still on the drawing board by offering our expertise in drafting specs to shift the transformers values to even out floor space planning. Come see what VT can do for your transit needs.

VT TRANSIT PROJECTS


  • POWELL
    • WASHINGTON METRO - Over 50 Mineral Oil Filled 6 & 12 Pulse
      Extra Heavy Duty Transformers
    • NYCT - (8) 3 MW UNIClad® Encapsulated Extra Heavy Duty
      Rectifier Transformer 26.4 KV, 13.2kV
    • LIRR - Encapsulated Extra Heavy Duty Transformer (2) 4 MW, 26.4 kV
    • MTA MARYLAND LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS - Encapsulated Extra Heavy
      Duty Transformer (2) 2 MW, 12 Pulse
    • TURTLE & HUGHES-LIRR
      UNIClad® Encapsulated Heavy Duty Transformer
      (2) 4 MW, 26.4 kV
  • NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY (NYCTA)
    (3) UNIClad® Encapsulated Extra Heavy Duty Transformers, 3 MW,26.4 kv
    • MASS ELECTRIC, UNIClad® Encapsulated Extra Heavy Duty
      Transformer 3 MW, 26.4 kV
  • REUEL/DENVER METRO
    Extra Heavy Duty Rectifier Transformer - (6) 1.5 MW, 15 kV, VPI
  • SIEMENS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (STS)/HOUSTON METRO
    UNIClad® Encapsulated Extra Heavy Duty Transformer (12) 1 MW, 34.8 kV
  • SMC ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS/BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION
    Extra Heavy Duty Rectifier Transformer - (15) 2 MW, 12 Pulse VPI
  • LIRR/METRO NORTH COMMUTER-RAIL
    • NYCT, New York • LIRR, New York • WMATA, Washington DC • JTA, Jacksonville, FL
    • RTA, Denver, CO • TRIMEX, Portland, OR • GCRTA, Cleveland, OH • DOT, Hartford, CT
    • SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSIT, CA • HOUSTON METRO, Houston, TX • AMTRACK
    • BROMBARDIER TRNASPORTATION • SEPTA, Philadelphia, PA • DART, Dallas, TX
    • MTDB San Diego, CA • SACARAMENTO TRANSIT AUTHORITY • TORONTO TRANSIT AUTHORITY, Ontario, CN

CONTRACTORS: MASS ELECTRIC / WELSBACH ELECTRIC CORP. /GOTTLEIB / F&M

CONSULTANTS: STV ENG. / LTK ENG. / PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF / EDWARD KELCEY / SLATTERY / SOUND TRANSIT